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  1. cover with bread crumbs, as of pork chops Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. cover with bread crumbs; "bread the pork chops before frying them" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage (B. oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip (B. campestris); the common turnip (B. rapa); the rape or coleseed (B. napus), etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To spread. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Food; sustenance; support of life, in general. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cover with bread crumbs, preparatory to cooking; as, breaded cutlets. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Baked food product made of flour or meal that is moistened, kneaded, and sometimes fermented. A major food since prehistoric times, it has been made in various forms using a variety of ingredients and methods. Medical Dictionary DB
  10. Dough made from the flour or meal of some kind of grain and baked; food in general; as, he works hard for his daily bread. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A food preparation made by kneading the flour of some cereal with water to make dough, adding usually some yeast, and baking. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. Food made of flour or meal baked: food: livelihood. BREADSTUFF, in the United States, denotes all the cereals which can be converted into bread. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Extended from side to side; wide. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Food made from flour or meal; subsistence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. An article of food made of flour or meal; provisions; subsistence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Food made of flour or ground corn baked; food; livelihood. Bread and butter, means of living. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Food in general; loaves; cakes or biscuits prepared from flour of any kind of grain; sustenance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. The preparation of bread as an article of food dates from a very early period. ( Genesis 18:6 ) The corn or grain employed was of various sorts. The best bread was made of wheat, but "barley" and spelt were also used. ( John 6:9 John 6:13 ; Isaiah 28:25 ) The process of making bread was as follows: the flour was first mixed with water or milk; it was then kneaded with the hands (in Egypt with the feet also) in a small wooden bowl or "kneading-trough" until it became dough. ( Exodus 12:34 Exodus 12:39 ; 2 Samuel 13:3 ; Jeremiah 7:18 ) When the kneading was completed, leaven was generally added [LEAVEN]; but when the time for preparation was short, it was omitted, and unleavened cakes, hastily baked, were eaten as is still the prevalent custom among the Bedouins. ( ( Genesis 18:6 ; 19:3 ; Exodus 12:39 ; Judges 6:19 ; 1 Samuel 28:24 ) The leavened mass was allowed to stand for some time, ( Matthew 13:33 ; Luke 13:21 ) the dough was then divided into round cakes, ( Exodus 29:23 ; Judges 7:13 ; 8:5 ; 1 Samuel 10:3 ; Proverbs 6:26 ) not unlike flat stones in shape and appearance, ( Matthew 7:9 ) comp. Matt 4:8 about a span in diameter and a fingers breadth in thickness. In the towns where professional bakers resided, there were no doubt fixed ovens, in shape and size resembling those in use among ourselves; but more usually each household poured a portable oven, consisting of a stone or metal jar, about three feet high which was heated inwardly with wood, ( 1 Kings 17:12 ; Isaiah 44:15 ; Jeremiah 7:18 ) or dried grass and flower-stalks. ( Matthew 6:30 ) biblestudytools.com
  19. among the Jews was generally made of wheat ( Exodus 29:2 ; Judg. 6:19 ), though also sometimes of other grains ( Genesis 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" ( Genesis 18:6 ; Exodus 12:34 ; Jeremiah 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 ( Exodus 12:15-20 ; Deuteronomy 16:3 ). In the towns there were public ovens, which were much made use of for baking bread; there were also bakers by trade ( Hosea 7:4 ; Jeremiah 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 Genesis 18:6 . In Leviticus 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 ( Exodus 25:30 ; Leviticus 24:8 ; 1 Samuel 21:1-6 ; Matthew 12:4 ). The word bread is used figuratively in such expressions as "bread of sorrows" ( Psalms 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" ( Proverbs 4:17 ) and "of deceit" ( 20:17 ) denote in like manner that wickedness and deceit are a part of the daily life. biblestudytools.com
  20. bred, n. food made of flour or meal baked: food: livelihood.--ns. BREAD'-BAS'KET, a basket for holding bread: (slang) the stomach; BREAD'-CHIP'PER (Shak.), one who chips bread, an under-butler; BREAD'-CORN, corn of which bread is made.--n.pl. BREAD'-CRUMBS, bread crumbled down for dressing dishes of fried fish, &c.--n. BREAD'FRUIT-TREE, a tree of the South Sea Islands, producing a fruit which, when roasted, forms a good substitute for bread; BREAD'-NUT, the fruit of a tree, a native of Jamaica, closely allied to the breadfruit-tree, which is used as bread when boiled or roasted; BREAD'-ROOM, an apartment in a ship's hold where the bread is kept; BREAD'-ROOT, a herbaceous perennial plant of North America, with a carrot-like root which is used as food; BREAD'-STUD'Y, any branch of study taken up as a means of gaining a living; BREAD'-STUFF, the various kinds of grain or flour of which bread is made; BREAD'-TREE, a tree of South Africa which has a great deal of starch in its stem, and is used as bread by the natives; BREAD'-WIN'NER, one who earns a living for a family.--BREAD BUTTERED ON BOTH SIDES, very fortunate circumstances.--TO TAKE THE BREAD OUT OF ONE'S MOUTH, to deprive of the means of living. [A.S. bréad, prob. from a Teut. root meaning a fragment, like the Scot. and Norse country use of 'a piece,' for a bit of bread. The usual A.S. word was hláf.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Flour moistened, kneaded, & baked, usu. with leaven (break b., take food, join in Lord\'s supper; b. & butter, b. slices spread with butter, necessary food, a livelihood; b.-&-butter miss, school-girl; b. & cheese, simple food, a livelihood; b. & milk, broken b. in boiling m.; b. & wine, Lord\'s supper; know which side one\'s b. is buttered, where one\'s interest lies; b. buttered on both sides, easy prosperity; take the b. out of one\'s mouth, take away his living by competition &c.; eat the b. of idleness, affliction, be idle, afflicted; daily b., livelihood; make one\'s b., earn a living); b.-basket, (slang) stomach; b.-crumb, inner part of loaf, b. crumbled for use in cooking; b.-fruit, -tree, South-Sea tree with farinaceous fruit; b.-stuffs, grain, flour; b.-winner, person (also art, trade, tool) that supports a family. Hence breadless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. b. and scrape, meagrely buttered bread. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. An article of food made by baking a mixture of some ground cereal with water and usually some sort of leaven. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Food made of flour or meal;—provisions in general; subsistence; maintenance. Cabinet Dictionary
  25. Food made of ground corn; food in general; support of life at large. Complete Dictionary

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