Meaning of “breakfast” in the English Dictionary

"breakfast" in British English

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breakfastnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈbrek.fəst/ us /ˈbrek.fəst/

A1 a meal eaten in the morning as the first meal of the day:

What do you want for breakfast?
Jane never eats breakfast.
She arrived shortly after breakfast.
Breakfast is served in the dining room from 8.30 till 10.00.
I love to eat breakfast in bed on Saturdays.

More examples

  • My husband dresses the children while I make breakfast.
  • He usually goes jogging for half an hour before breakfast.
  • He likes to have breakfast in bed on a Saturday morning.
  • I have toast and marmalade for breakfast.
  • Come on, wake up - breakfast is ready.

breakfastverb [ I ]

uk /ˈbrek.fəst/ us /ˈbrek.fəst/ formal

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

"breakfast" in American English

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breakfastnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈbrek·fəst/

a meal eaten in the morning as the first meal of the day:

[ U ] We had scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast.

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