repast

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French repast, from the verb repaistre, from Latin repascere.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

repast (countable and uncountable, plural repasts)

  1. (countable) A meal.
  2. (uncountable) The food eaten at a meal.
    • Shakespeare
      Go and get me some repast.

Verb[edit]

repast (third-person singular simple present repasts, present participle repasting, simple past and past participle repasted)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To supply food to; to feast.
    • Shakespeare
      Repast them with my blood.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To take food.
    • Milton
      He then, also, as before, left arbitrary the dieting and repasting of our minds.

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

repast m (oblique plural repasz, nominative singular repasz, nominative plural repast)

  1. a meal
    • circa 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
      Mez li Dus ne vout prendre ne disner ne repast.
      But the Duke didn't want to eat dinner or any other meal.

Descendants[edit]