Meaning of “bread” in the English Dictionary

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"bread" in British English

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breadnoun [ U ]

uk /bred/ us /bred/

A1 a food made from flour, water, and usually yeast, mixed together and baked:

a slice of bread
a loaf of bread
white/brown bread
wholemeal (US whole -wheat) bread
sliced bread
This bread is fresh/stale.
Do you bake your own bread?

More examples

  • Shall I cut you a slice of bread?
  • There's nothing better than fresh bread, straight from the oven.
  • This bread is completely free from artificial preservatives.
  • Do you know a good recipe for wholemeal bread?
  • We had a quick meal of bread and soup.

(Definition of “bread” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bread" in American English

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breadnoun [ C/U ]

us /bred/

a basic food made from flour, water, and yeast mixed together and baked:

[ U ] a slice/loaf of bread

slang Bread is also money.

(Definition of “bread” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)