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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bread  \Bread\,  v.  t.  [AS.  br[ae]dan  to  make  broad,  to  spread. 
  See  {Broad},  a.] 
  To  spread.  [Obs.]  --Ray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bread  \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. 
 
  Note: 
 
  {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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bread  \Bread\,  v.  t.  (Cookery) 
  To  cover  with  bread  crumbs,  preparatory  to  cooking;  as 
  breaded  cutlets. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bread 
  n  1:  food  made  from  dough  of  flour  or  meal  and  usually  raised 
  with  yeast  or  baking  powder  and  then  baked  [syn:  {breadstuff}, 
  {staff  of  life}] 
  2:  informal  terms  for  money  [syn:  {shekels},  {gelt},  {dough},  {dinero}, 
  {lucre},  {loot},  {pelf},  {moolah},  {cabbage},  {kale}] 
  v  :  cover  with  bread  crumbs,  as  of  pork  chops 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bread 
  among  the  Jews  was  generally  made  of  wheat  (Ex.  29:2;  Judg. 
  6:19),  though  also  sometimes  of  other  grains  (Gen.  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"  (Gen.  18:6;  Ex  12:34;  Jer.  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 
  (Ex.  12:15-20;  Deut.  16:3).  In  the  towns  there  were  public 
  ovens,  which  were  much  made  use  of  for  baking  bread;  there  were 
  also  bakers  by  trade  (Hos.  7:4;  Jer.  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  Gen.  18:6. 
 
  In  Lev.  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  (Ex.  25:30;  Lev.  24:8;  1  Sam.  21:1-6;  Matt.  12:4). 
 
  The  word  bread  is  used  figuratively  in  such  expressions  as 
  "bread  of  sorrows"  (Ps.  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"  (Prov.  4:17)  and  "of 
  deceit"  (20:17)  denote  in  like  manner  that  wickedness  and  deceit 
  are  a  part  of  the  daily  life. 
 




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