Definitions for: Bread

[n] food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
[n] informal terms for money
[v] cover with bread crumbs, as of pork chops

Webster (1913) Definition: Bread, v. t. [AS. br[ae]dan to make broad, to spread.
See Broad, a.]
To spread. [Obs.] --Ray.

Bread, n. [AS. bre['a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS.
br?d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau?, Sw. & Dan.
br["o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. ? See Brew.]
1. An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening,
kneading, and baking.


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.

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.

2. Food; sustenance; support of life, in general.

Give us this day our daily bread. --Matt. vi. 11

Bread, v. t. (Cookery)
To cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking; as,
breaded cutlets.

Synonyms: breadstuff, cabbage, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, shekels, staff of life

See Also: anadama bread, baked good, bap, barmbrack, Boston brown bread, breadstick, brown bread, bun, caraway seed bread, challah, cinnamon bread, cover, cracked-wheat bread, cracker, crouton, crumpet, dark bread, English muffin, flatbread, flour, garlic bread, gluten bread, hallah, Host, light bread, loaf, loaf of bread, matzah, matzo, matzoh, money, nan, onion bread, quick bread, raisin bread, roll, rye bread, salt-rising bread, sandwich, simnel, sourbread, sourdough bread, toast, unleavened bread, wafer, white bread, whole meal bread, whole wheat bread

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