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repast

Syllabification: re·past
Pronunciation: /riˈpast, ˈrēˌpast
 
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Definition of repast in English:

noun

formal
A meal: a sumptuous repast
More example sentences
  • If you're interested in ham hocks, cornbread, southern funeral repasts, and the history of soul food, she's the expert.
  • Interred in these lengthy repasts, I develop a mad envy of the people at other tables whom I see leaving as the evening goes on.
  • Divided by season, the book includes recipes from 20 of the California Bay Area's best chefs who use local, seasonal ingredients for their tasty repasts.
Synonyms
meal, feast, banquet
informal spread, feed, bite, bite to eat
formal collation, refection

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, based on late Latin repascere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + pascere 'to feed'.

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