Bread Bread (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre['a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br["o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See {Brew}.] 1. An article of food made from flour or meal by moistening, kneading, and baking. [1913 Webster]


{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. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]

2. Food; sustenance; support of life, in general. [1913 Webster]

Give us this day our daily bread. --Matt. vi. 11 [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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