Definitions of bread
  1. noun
    food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
    synonyms: breadstuff, staff of life
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    anadama bread
    a yeast-raised bread made of white flour and cornmeal and molasses
    a small loaf or roll of soft bread
    a rich currant cake or bun
    bread-stick, breadstick
    a crisp stick-shaped roll; often served with soup
    Boston brown bread, brown bread
    dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water
    bun, roll
    small rounded bread either plain or sweet
    caraway seed bread
    bread containing caraway seeds
    challah, hallah
    (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
    cinnamon bread
    bread flavored with cinnamon often containing raisins
    cracked-wheat bread
    bread made with cracked wheat that has been ground fine
    a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
    a small piece of toasted or fried bread; served in soup or salads
    brown bread, dark bread, whole meal bread, whole wheat bread
    bread made with whole wheat flour
    English muffin
    round, raised muffin cooked on a griddle; usually split and toasted before being eaten
    any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
    garlic bread
    French or Italian bread sliced and spread with garlic butter then crisped in the oven
    gluten bread
    bread made with gluten flour
    a technical name for the bread used in the service of Mass or Holy Communion
    loaf, loaf of bread
    a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating
    matzah, matzo, matzoh, unleavened bread
    brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
    naan, nan
    leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
    onion bread
    bread containing finely minced onions
    raisin bread
    bread containing raisins
    quick bread
    breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking
    rye bread
    any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour
    salt-rising bread
    white wheat bread raised by a salt-tolerant bacterium in a mixture of salt and either cornmeal or potato pulp
    a crisp bread of fine white flour
    sour bread, sourdough bread
    made with a starter of a small amount of dough in which fermentation is active
    slices of bread that have been toasted
    thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist)
    light bread, white bread
    bread made with finely ground and usually bleached wheat flour
    a long slender crusty breadstick
    tea bread
    sweetened buns to be eaten with tea
    graham bread
    bread made of graham (whole wheat) flour
    the thin wafer-like bread of Scandinavia
    a flat bread made of oat or barley flour; common in New England and Scotland
    chapati, chapatti
    flat pancake-like bread cooked on a griddle
    pita, pocket bread
    usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling
    French loaf
    a loaf of French bread
    banana bread
    moist bread containing banana pulp
    date bread
    bread containing chopped dates
    date-nut bread
    bread containing chopped dates and nuts
    nut bread
    bread containing chopped nuts
    thin flat unleavened cake of baked oatmeal
    Irish soda bread
    round loaf made with soda and buttermilk; often containing caraway seeds and raisins
    fry bread, skillet bread
    usually cooked in a skillet over an open fire: especially cornbread with ham bits and sometimes Irish soda bread
    black bread, pumpernickel
    bread made of coarse rye flour
    Jewish rye, Jewish rye bread
    (Judaism) bread made with rye flour; usually contains caraway seeds
    a rye bread made with molasses or brown sugar
    Swedish rye, Swedish rye bread
    a moist aromatic yeast-raised bread made with rye flour and molasses and orange rind
    French bread
    a crusty sourdough bread often baked in long slender tapered loaves or baguettes
    Italian bread
    unsweetened yeast-raised bread made without shortening and baked in long thick loaves with tapered ends
    bread made primarily of cornmeal
    cinnamon toast
    buttered toast with sugar and cinnamon (and nutmeg and grated lemon peel)
    orange toast
    buttered toast with sugar and grated orange rind and a little orange juice
    Melba toast
    very thin crisp brown toast
    Brussels biscuit, rusk, twice-baked bread, zwieback
    slice of sweet raised bread baked again until it is brown and hard and crisp
    frankfurter bun, hotdog bun
    a long bun shaped to hold a frankfurter
    hamburger bun, hamburger roll
    a round bun shaped to hold a hamburger patty
    gem, muffin
    a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan
    Yorkshire pudding
    light puffy bread made of a puff batter and traditionally baked in the pan with roast beef
    small biscuit (rich with cream and eggs) cut into diamonds or sticks and baked in an oven or (especially originally) on a griddle
    a light roll rich with eggs and butter and somewhat sweet
    crescent roll, croissant
    very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll
    Vienna roll, hard roll
    yeast-raised roll with a hard crust
    soft roll
    yeast-raised roll with a soft crust
    kaiser, kaiser roll
    rounded raised poppy-seed roll made of a square piece of dough by folding the corners in to the center
    Parker House roll
    yeast-raised dinner roll made by folding a disk of dough before baking
    clover-leaf roll
    yeast-raised dinner roll made by baking three small balls of dough in each cup of a muffin pan
    onion roll
    yeast-raised roll flavored with onion
    coffee roll, sweet roll
    any of numerous yeast-raised sweet rolls with our without raisins or nuts or spices or a glaze
    bagel, beigel
    (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust
    small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda
    a cracker sprinkled with salt before baking
    soda cracker
    unsweetened cracker leavened slightly with soda and cream of tartar
    oyster cracker
    a small dry usually round cracker
    water biscuit
    a thin flour-and-water biscuit usually made without shortening; often served with cheese
    graham cracker
    semisweet whole-wheat cracker
    glazed and salted cracker typically in the shape of a loose knot
    meat loaf, meatloaf
    a baked loaf of ground meat
    type of:
    foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
    baked goods
    foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven
  2. verb
    cover with bread crumbs
    bread the pork chops before frying them”
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    type of:
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  3. noun
    informal terms for money
    synonyms: boodle, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum
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    type of:
    the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
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