breakfast Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “breakfast” in the English Dictionary

"breakfast" in British English

See all translations

breakfastnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈbrek.fəst/
A1 a ​mealeaten in the ​morning as the first ​meal of the ​day: What do you ​want for breakfast? Jane never ​eats breakfast. She ​arrivedshortly after breakfast. Breakfast is ​served in the ​diningroom from 8.30 till 10.00. I ​love to ​eat breakfast in ​bed on Saturdays.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

breakfastverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈbrek.fəst/ formal
(Definition of breakfast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"breakfast" in American English

See all translations

breakfastnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈbrek·fəst/
a ​mealeaten in the ​morning as the first ​meal of the ​day: [U] We had ​scrambledeggs and ​toast for breakfast.
(Definition of breakfast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “breakfast”
in Korean 아침…
in Arabic فُطور…
in Malaysian sarapan pagi…
in French petit déjeuner…
in Russian завтрак…
in Chinese (Traditional) 早餐…
in Italian prima colazione…
in Turkish kahvaltı…
in Polish śniadanie…
in Spanish desayuno…
in Vietnamese bữa sáng…
in Portuguese café da manhã…
in Thai อาหารเช้า…
in German das Frühstück…
in Catalan esmorzar…
in Japanese 朝食, 朝ご飯…
in Chinese (Simplified) 早餐…
in Indonesian sarapan…
What is the pronunciation of breakfast?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“breakfast” in British English

Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More