1. food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked;
[syn: bread, breadstuff, staff of life]
2. informal terms for money;
[syn: boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum]
1. cover with bread crumbs;
- Example: "bread the pork chops before frying them"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bread \Bread\, v. t. (Cookery) To cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking; as, breaded cutlets. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bread \Bread\ (br[e^]d), v. t. [AS. br[ae]dan to make broad, to spread. See Broad, a.] To spread. [Obs.] --Ray. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bread \Bread\ (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre['a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br["o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See Brew.] 1. An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking. [1913 Webster] Note: 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Food; sustenance; support of life, in general. [1913 Webster] Give us this day our daily bread. --Matt. vi. 11 [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
bread n 1: food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked [syn: bread, breadstuff, staff of life] 2: informal terms for money [syn: boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum] v 1: cover with bread crumbs; "bread the pork chops before frying them"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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 breadEaston's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Bread among the Jews was generally made of wheat (Ex. 29:2; Judg. 6:19), though also sometimes of other grains (Gen. 14:18; Judg. 7:13). Parched grain was sometimes used for food without any other preparation (Ruth 2:14). Bread was prepared by kneading in wooden bowls or "kneading troughs" (Gen. 18:6; Ex. 12:34; Jer. 7:18). The dough was mixed with leaven and made into thin cakes, round or oval, and then baked. The bread eaten at the Passover was always unleavened (Ex. 12:15-20; Deut. 16:3). In the towns there were public ovens, which were much made use of for baking bread; there were also bakers by trade (Hos. 7:4; Jer. 37:21). Their ovens were not unlike those of modern times. But sometimes the bread was baked by being placed on the ground that had been heated by a fire, and by covering it with the embers (1 Kings 19:6). This was probably the mode in which Sarah prepared bread on the occasion referred to in Gen. 18:6. In Lev. 2 there is an account of the different kinds of bread and cakes used by the Jews. (See BAKE.) The shew-bread (q.v.) consisted of twelve loaves of unleavened bread prepared and presented hot on the golden table every Sabbath. They were square or oblong, and represented the twelve tribes of Israel. The old loaves were removed every Sabbath, and were to be eaten only by the priests in the court of the sanctuary (Ex. 25:30; Lev. 24:8; 1 Sam. 21:1-6; Matt. 12:4). The word bread is used figuratively in such expressions as "bread of sorrows" (Ps. 127:2), "bread of tears" (80:5), i.e., sorrow and tears are like one's daily bread, they form so great a part in life. The bread of "wickedness" (Prov. 4:17) and "of deceit" (20:17) denote in like manner that wickedness and deceit are a part of the daily life.