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Definition of "bread" []

  • A staple food made from flour or meal mixed with other dry and liquid ingredients, usually combined with a leavening agent, and kneaded, shaped into loaves, and baked. (noun)
  • Food in general, regarded as necessary for sustaining life: "If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second” ( Edward Bellamy). (noun)
  • Something that nourishes; sustenance: "My bread shall be the anguish of my mind” ( Edmund Spenser). (noun)
  • Means of support; livelihood: earn one's bread. (noun)
  • Slang Money. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bread" in a sentence
  • "Prepare the roasting tin by buttering a slice of bread and laying the pheasant on its side on the slice of bread***."
  • "All bread is better, if naturally sweet, without the soda; but _sour bread_ you should never eat, if you desire good health."
  • "You have got its corn laws repealed for it; try if you cannot get corn laws established for it dealing in a better bread; —bread made of that old enchanted Arabian grain, the Sesame, which opens doors; —doors not of robbers’, but of Kings’ Treasuries."