• WordNet 3.6
    • v breakfast eat an early morning meal "We breakfast at seven"
    • v breakfast provide breakfast for
    • n breakfast the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)
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Breakfast Dishes Breakfast Dishes

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cat was the name of Holly Golightly's pet cat in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
    • Breakfast A meal after fasting, or food in general. "The wolves will get a breakfast by my death."
    • Breakfast The first meal in the day, or that which is eaten at the first meal. "A sorry breakfast for my lord protector."
    • v. i Breakfast To break one's fast in the morning; too eat the first meal in the day. "First, sir, I read, and then I breakfast ."
    • v. t Breakfast To furnish with breakfast.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Eating breakfast will help you burn from 5-20% more calories throughout the day.
    • n breakfast The first meal in the day; the meal by which one breaks the fast lasting from the previous day; the food eaten at the first meal.
    • n breakfast A meal or food in general.
    • breakfast To eat the first meal in the day.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When two words are combined to form a single word (e.g., motor + hotel = motel, breakfast + lunch = brunch) the new word is called a "portmanteau."
    • n Breakfast brek′fast a break or breaking of a fast: the first meal of the day
    • v.i Breakfast to take breakfast
    • v.t Breakfast to furnish with breakfast
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  • Ken Blanchard
    Ken Blanchard
    “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “That's a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.”
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    “My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”
  • Marlene Dietrich
    “Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.”


Eat something for breakfast - If you eat something for breakfast, you can do it effortlessly, and if you eat someone for breakfast, you can beat them easily.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Break, + fast,


In literature:

But I say, is breakfast ready?
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
It told him where he was, he was in the breakfast-room of 10A Carlton House Terrace, but it told him nothing more.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
After breakfasting on bacon and fried potatoes, they packed the sleds and started.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
He went on with his breakfast.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Cough nearly gone, sickness also, breakfasted pretty well and dined heartily.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
Arriving at Victoria Station I took a cab to Mrs. Green's, where I had breakfast a l'anglaise.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Then he thought of breakfast.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
I remember he brought his entire class home once to Sunday morning breakfast.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
Just after breakfast I met a naval man on the stair leading down to the saloon, looking for the O.C.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Philip sniffed it from the porch after breakfast and then gathered up his tackle for cod.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine

In poetry:

Had to get breakfast,
Dinner, and supper, too—
Then take care of her children
When I got through.
"Madam And Her Madam" by Langston Hughes
Now once his master, lingering o'er
His breakfast coffee-cup,
Observed unto his doting spouse:
"You ought to wash the pup!"
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field

Sam has spirits naught could check,
And to-day, at breakfast, he
Broke his baby sister's neck,
So he shan't have jam for tea!
"Impetuous Samuel" by Harry Graham
Rest you there, poor unbelov'd ones,
Lap your loneliness in heat.
All too soon the tiny breakfast,
Trolley-bus and windy street!
"Business Girls" by Sir John Betjeman
Today they crawled from their covers
to cook a breakfast buffet
and soon they were gobbling and guzzling
and gulping and slurping away.
"Eagle Mountain Glacier" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
At breakfast hour the singer read
The city news, with comment wise,
Like one who felt the pulse of trade
Beneath his finger fall and rise.
"A Sea Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

General Mills Tries to Position Cereal Beyond the Breakfast Table .
Idea began with talk at a breakfast table .
Veterans Day program, breakfast set.
Veteran's Day Breakfast Set for Sunday.
The Lions Club will hold its annual Veteran's Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 11 at the new Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street in Charlestown from 9 am to noon.
One Nation Under God breakfast set Nov 10.
CROSSVILLE — With Veteran's Day just around the corner, it is time for the Lake Tansi Exchange Club's annual One Nation Under God Breakfast.
The Ishpeming Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its fire hall's 100th year of service with an open house and breakfast Saturday.
Muskingum Conservation Breakfast set for Oct 27.
The Sonoma Valley Grange is again hosting its highly acclaimed pancake breakfast on Sunday, Oct 7, from 9 am to noon at the Grange Hall, 18627 Sonoma Highway.
The 20th Annual BPSF Fiesta Breakfast will be held on October 30.
Breakfast set to honor Military.
The event will start with a coffee and networking period at 7:30 am, followed by a breakfast and program beginning at 8 a.m.
Policy Development Breakfast set for June 26.
The local chapter of the Sons of the American Legion will host their annual Memorial Day Breakfast on the holiday.

In science:

Personal Memex judges the situation using user environment data (place, time, user’s daily schedule and etc.) in the example of long distance runner, Personal Memex can judge the situation which user will go running after breakfast using user’s email.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
April now has just enough time to eat breakfast and then run for a doctor’s appointment.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Feynman said that he had thought of a more conventional explanation at breakfast, and he wanted our opinion.
CHARM2010: Theory Summary
Pumpkin” (Tim Roth) and ”Honey Bunny” (Amanda Plummer) are having breakfast in a diner.
Herded Gibbs Sampling