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bread at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bread at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. bread "crumb, morsel," originally simply "piece of food" (cf. Slovenian kruh "bread," lit. "a piece"), from P.Gmc. *brautham (cf. O.N. brot, Dan. br?¡þd, Ger. Brot). Probably not related to brew, despite similarities, if the basic sense was truly "piece," but rather from a P.Gmc. *braudsmon- "fragments, bits" (cf. O.H.G. brosma "crumb"), related to the root of break. Replaced by 1200 the O.E. word for bread, which was hlaf, see loaf. The verb "to dress with bread crumbs" is from 1727. Slang meaning "money" dates from 1940s, but bread-winner is from 1818. Bread-basket "stomach" is slang from 1753. Bread-and-butter in the fig. sense of "basic needs" is from 1732. Bread and circuses (1914) is from L., in ref. to food and entertainment provided by governments to keep the populace happy. "Duas tantum res anxius optat, Panem et circenses" [Juvenal, Sat. x.80]. ///

bread at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S2 n [U] [Language: Old English; Origin:]//
1 a type of food made from flour and water that is mixed together and then baked: --Would you like some bread with your soup?// --the smell of fresh bread // --a loaf of bread // --Could you cut me a slice of bread please?// --a piece of bread and butter // white/brown/rye etc bread // --a brown bread sandwich//
2 your/sb's bread and butter: informal the work that provides you with most of the money that you need in order to live// --Writing is my bread and butter.//
3 know which side your bread is buttered on: informal to know which people to be nice to in order to get advantages for yourself//
4 old-fashioned informal money:

bread at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Baked food product made of flour or meal that is moistened, kneaded into a dough, and often fermented using yeast. A major food since prehistoric times, bread has been made in various forms using a variety of ingredients and methods throughout the world. Flat, unleavened bread, the earliest form, is still eaten in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The principal grains used in such breads are corn, barley, millet, buckwheat, wheat, and rye. Raised bread, common in Europe and the U.S., is usually made of wheat or rye. Both contain the elastic protein substance gluten, which traps gas produced during fermentation, helping the bread to rise. Other ingredients include milk or water, shortening (fats, butter, oils), salt, and sugar. Bread is a source of complex carbohydrates and B vitamins (see vitamin B complex); whole-wheat bread contains more protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber than white-flour bread. See also baking.

bread at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

144 Moby Thesaurus words for "bread":
Communion, Eucharist, French bread, Holy Communion, Host,
Irish soda bread, Italian bread, Last Supper, Sacrament Sunday,
TLC, alimentation, alimony, altar bread, black bread, blunt, board,
boodle, brass, bread and butter, bread and wine, bread stick,
bread stuff, brown bread, bucks, cabbage, care, cash, cheer, chips,
chow, coin, comestibles, consecrated bread, consecrated elements,
consubstantiation, cracked-wheat bread, creature comfort, crust,
cuisine, daily bread, dark bread, dinero, dough, eatables, eats,
economic support, edibles, elements, endowment, fare, fast food,
feast, feed, food, food and drink, foodstuff, garlic bread, gelt,
gilt, graham bread, grease, green, green stuff, greenbacks, grub,
health food, impanation, ingesta, intinction, jack, junk food,
kale, keep, kitchen stuff, livelihood, living, loaf, loaf of bread,
maintenance, manna, matzo, matzoth, mazuma, meat, moolah, mopus,
mothering, nourishment, nurture, nut bread, oil of palms, ointment,
oof, ooftish, pain, pita, price support, provender, provision,
provisions, pumpernickel, raisin bread, real presence, rhino,
rocks, rye bread, salt-rising bread, shekels, simoleons, sourbread,
sourdough bread, spondulics, spread, staff of life, subpanation,
subsidization, subsidy, subsistence, subvention, sugar, support,
sustainment, sustenance, sustentation, table, tack,
tender loving care, the Holy Sacrament, the Sacrament, the needful,
tin, toast, tommy, transubstantiation, tucker, unleavened bread,
upkeep, viands, victuals, vittles, wafer, wampum, white bread,
whole wheat bread

Bread at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

bility, mood, drift, direction, conduciveness.

[N] (Willingness): willingness, voluntariness, disposition, inclination, leaning, frame of mind, humor, mood, bent, penchant, desire, aptitude.[N] (Agreement): agreement, accord, accordance, unison, harmony, concord, concordance, concert, understanding, mutual understanding, conformity, uniformity, consonance, consistency, congruity, congruence, keeping, congeniality, correspondence, parallelism, apposition, union, fitness, aptness, relevancy, pertinence, case in point, aptitude, propriety, applicability, admissibility, commensurability, compatibility, relation, adjustment, accommodation, reconciliation, assimilation, consent, assent, concurrence, cooperation.

[N] (Tendency): tendency, aptness, aptitude, proneness, proclivity, bent, turn, tone, bias, predisposition, inclination, propensity, susceptibility, mood, drift, direction, conduciveness.[N] (Green): green, emerald, verdigris, beryl, aquamarine, greenness, verdure.[ADJ] (Water): watery, aqueous, aquatic, hydrous, wet, moist.[ADJ] (Water): watery, aqueous, aquatic, hydrous, wet, moist.[ADJ] (Angularity): angular, bent, crooked, aquiline, jagged, serrated, forked, bifurcate, zigzag, hooked, dovetailed, crinkled, akimbo, oblique, cuneiform, rectangular, square, multilateral, polygonal, cubical.[ADJ] (Excitation): excited, stimulated, agitated, astir, sparkling, aquiver, in a fever, ebullient, fuming.[ADJ] (Agriculture): agricultural, agrarian, arable, rural, rustic, country, horticultural.[N] (a): Hobson's choice, random selection, necessity, neutrality, indifference, indecision, irresolution, arbitrariness, coercion.[ADJ] (Lack of relation): irrespective, unrelated, arbitrary, independent, unconnected, disconnected, adrift, isolated, insular, extraneous, strange, alien, foreign, outlandish, exotic, not comparable,

bread at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]

1 a type of food made from flour, water and usually YEAST mixed together and baked:
a loaf / slice / piece of bread * white / brown / wholemeal bread

2 (old-fashioned, slang) money


take the bread out of sb's mouth to take away sb's job so that they are no longer able to earn enough money to live
more at DAILY adj., KNOW v., THING

Bread at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bread \Bread\, v. t. [AS. br[ae]dan to make broad, to spread.
See {Broad}, a.]
To spread. [Obs.] --Ray.

Bread \Bread\, n. [AS. bre['a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS.
br?d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau?, Sw. & Dan.
br["o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. ? See {Brew}.]
1. An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening,
kneading, and baking.


{Raised bread} is made with yeast, salt, and sometimes a
little butter or lard, and is mixed with warm milk or
water to form the dough, which, after kneading, is given
time to rise before baking.

{Cream of tartar bread} is raised by the action of an
alkaline carbonate or bicarbonate (as saleratus or
ammonium bicarbonate) and cream of tartar (acid tartrate
of potassium) or some acid.

{Unleavened bread} is usually mixed with water and salt only.

{A["e]rated bread}. See under {A["e]rated}.

{Bread and butter} (fig.), means of living.

{Brown bread}, {Indian bread}, {Graham bread}, {Rye and
Indian bread}. See {Brown bread}, under {Brown}.

{Bread tree}. See {Breadfruit}.

2. Food; sustenance; support of life, in general.

Give us this day our daily bread. --Matt. vi. 11

Bread \Bread\, v. t. (Cookery)
To cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking; as,
breaded cutlets.

bread at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : cover with bread crumbs; "bread the pork chops before frying

n 1: food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised
with yeast or baking powder and then baked [syn: {breadstuff},
{staff of life}]
2: informal terms for money [syn: {boodle}, {cabbage}, {clams},
{dinero}, {dough}, {gelt}, {kale}, {lettuce}, {lolly}, {lucre},
{loot}, {moolah}, {pelf}, {scratch}, {shekels}, {simoleons},
{sugar}, {wampum}]

bread at English (WD) Of Explained:

Category: Image - :Bread.jpg|thumb|Two loaves of bread (1).
Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: wikibooks » cookbook=bread


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » bred|lang=enm, Inter: term » breed|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » bread|brēad|fragment, bit, morsel, crumb", also "bread|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » braudan||cooked food, leavened bread|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » bʰerw-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » bʰrew-|lang=ine-pro Inter: gloss » "to boil, seethe"; see {{l|en|brew}}. An alternative etymology derives bread from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » braudaz|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » brauþaz||broken piece, fragment|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » bʰera-||to split, beat, hew, struggle|lang=ine-pro (see Inter: l » en|brittle). Perhaps a conflation of the two. Cognate with Inter: etyl » sco|- Inter: term » breid||bread|lang=sco, Inter: etyl » stq|- Inter: term » Brad||bread|lang=stq, Inter: etyl » fy|- Inter: term » brea||bread|lang=fy, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » brood||bread|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » Brot||bread|lang=de, Inter: etyl » da|- Inter: term » brød||bread|lang=da, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » bröd||bread|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » brauð||bread|lang=is. Indoeuropean cognates include Albanian Inter: term » brydh||I make crumbly, friable, soft|lang=sq.


* Inter: a » Australia Inter: enPR » brĕd, Inter: IPA » /bɹɛd/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /brEd/ or Inter: IPA » /breːd/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bre:d/
  • Inter: a » UK|US Inter: enPR » brĕd, Inter: IPA » /bɹɛd/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /brEd/
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-bread.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: audio » en-us-bread.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛd
  • Inter: homophones » bred


    Inter: en-noun » s|-

  • Inter: uncountabl » e A foodstuff made by baking dough made from cereals
    1. Inter: countabl » e Any variety of bread
    2. Inter: slan » g money


      * Inter: sense » slang: money dough, folding stuff, lolly, spondulicks, wonga

      Usage notes

      * loaf, slice, piece, hunk are some of the words used to count bread.

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top » terms derived from bread

  • aerated bread
  • Afghan bread
  • altar bread
  • Amish friendship bread
  • ammunition bread
  • anadama bread
  • apple potato bread
  • Armenian cracker bread
  • artisan bread
  • bake someone's bread
  • banana bread
  • Barbari bread
  • barley bread
  • batter bread
  • bee-bread
  • beer bread
  • biscuit bread
  • black bread
  • blackfellow's bread
  • Boston brown bread
  • bread and butter
  • bread and cheese
  • bread and circuses
  • bread and honey
  • bread and milk
  • Category: w - :Bread and Roses|Bread and Roses
  • bread and salt
  • bread and scrape
  • bread and water
  • bread and wine
  • bread-artist
  • bread bag
  • bread-barge
  • bread-basket, breadbasket
  • bread-bearer
  • bread beetle
  • bread-berry, breadberry
  • bread bin
  • bread board, breadboard
  • bread bowl
  • breadbox
  • bread-brake
  • bread buttered on both sides
  • bread-chipper
  • bread clip
  • bread-controller
  • bread-corn, breadcorn
  • breadcrumb
  • bread-crust bomb
  • bread dough
  • bread-dust
  • breaden
  • bread-flake
  • bread-fleigh
  • bread flour
  • breadfruit
  • bread-god
  • bread-head, breadhead
  • breadish
  • breadkind
  • bread knife
  • bread-jelly
  • bread-lepe
  • breadless
  • bread line, breadline
  • bread machine
  • bread maker
  • bread-meal
  • bread mold, bread mould
  • breadness
  • bread-nut, breadnut
  • bread of affliction
  • bread of idleness
  • bread of life
  • bread of wheat
  • bread palm
  • bread pan
  • bread pill
  • bread poultice
  • bread-powder
  • bread pudding
  • bread-purveyor
  • bread roll
  • bread-room, breadroom
  • bread-root, breadroot, breadroot scurf pea
  • bread sauce
  • bread-science
  • bread-study
  • bread-skep
  • bread starter
  • bread-steward
  • bread-stick, breadstick
  • bread study
  • bread-stuff, breadstuff
  • bread tag
  • bread-ticket
  • bread-trade
  • bread tree, bread-tree
  • bread-unit
  • bread upon the waters
  • bread wheat
  • bread-winner, breadwinner
  • bread-worship
  • breadwort
  • bready
  • break bread
  • brown bread
  • bush bread
  • butterbread
  • butter one's bread on both sides
  • cake-bread
  • caraway seed bread
  • cast one's bread upon the waters
  • cheat-bread
  • cheese and bread
  • chub bread
  • ciabatta bread
  • cinnamon bread
  • clap-bread, clapbread
  • cocket-bread
  • corn bread, cornbread
  • corn rye bread
  • court holy bread
  • cracked-wheat bread
  • cracker bread
  • cream of tartar bread
  • crisp bread, crispbread
  • Cuban bread
  • cuckoo bread

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • curry bread
    • daily bread
    • dark bread
    • date bread
    • date-nut bread
    • dika bread
    • dole bread
    • dry bread
    • egg bread
    • eggy bread
    • embread
    • fairy bread
    • fancy bread
    • flat bread, flatbread
    • focaccia bread
    • French bread
    • fried bread
    • fry bread, frybread
    • full of bread
    • garlic bread
    • gingerbread
    • gluten bread
    • God's bread
    • Graham bread
    • granary bread
    • Gyeongju bread
    • hard bread
    • hare's bread
    • have one's bread buttered for life
    • haver bread
    • hog's bread
    • holy bread
    • horse-bread
    • Hottentot's bread
    • household bread
    • Hwangnam bread
    • in bad bread
    • in-bread
    • inbread
    • Indian bread
    • in good bread
    • Irish soda bread
    • Italian bread
    • Jewish rye bread
    • John's bread
    • Kaffir bread, kaffir bread
    • know which side one's bread is buttered (on)
    • lava bread, laver bread, laverbread
    • light bread
    • limpa bread
    • liquid bread
    • loaf bread
    • loaf of bread
    • mandel bread
    • marble rye bread
    • mealie bread
    • melon bread
    • monkey bread, monkey's bread
    • moulding of cockle bread, moulding of cocklety bread
    • multigrain bread
    • native bread
    • new bread
    • nut bread
    • 'od's bread
    • olive bread
    • onion bread
    • pan bread
    • pilot bread
    • pita bread, pitta bread
    • plain bread
    • pocket bread
    • potato bread
    • Pugliese bread
    • pumpernickel bread
    • pumpkin bread
    • raised bread
    • quick bread
    • raisin bread
    • ravel bread, ravelled bread
    • riddle-bread
    • Russian black bread
    • Russian Easter bread
    • rye bread
    • sacramental bread
    • sad bread
    • Saint John's bread, St John's bread
    • salt-rising bread
    • sausage bread
    • schiacciata bread
    • science bread
    • sea bread
    • Seminole bread
    • shew-bread, shewbread, show-bread, showbread
    • ship bread
    • shortbread
    • singing bread
    • skillet bread
    • skillet corn bread
    • sliced bread
    • soda bread
    • sour bread, sourbread
    • sourdough bread
    • sow bread, sow-bread, sowbread
    • spoon bread, spoonbread
    • sugar-bread
    • sunflower bread
    • Swedish limpa bread
    • Swedish rye bread
    • sweet bread
    • sweetbread
    • sweetcorn bread
    • sweet rye bread
    • swine-bread
    • take bread and salt
    • take the bread out of someone's mouth
    • tea-bread
    • temse bread, temsed bread
    • therf-bread
    • tiger bread
    • to-bread
    • twice-baked bread
    • unleavened bread
    • Veda bread
    • wastel bread
    • wheat bread
    • white bread
    • whole-grain bread, wholegrain bread
    • whole meal bread, whole-meal bread, wholemeal bread
    • whole wheat bread, whole-wheat bread, wholewheat bread
    • yeast bread
    • zatar bread

    Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » baked dough made from cereals
  • Abkhaz: Inter: t- » ab|мгьал|tr=mg'al|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ab|ача|tr=ača|sc=Cyrl
  • Afar: Inter: t- » aa|gaqambo
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t+ » af|brood
  • Ainu: Inter: tø » ain|パン|tr=pan
  • Akkadian: {{tø|akk|