re·past [n. ri-past, -pahst, ree-past, -pahst; v. ri-past, -pahst] (previously 07-21-13)
1. a quantity of food taken or provided for one occasion of eating: to eat a light repast.
2. a meal: the evening repast.
3. the time during which a meal is eaten; mealtime.
4. Archaic. the taking of food, as at a meal.
5. Obsolete, food.
verb (used without object)
6. to eat or feast (often followed by on or upon).
WORDS RELATED TO REPAST
feed, fare, snack, grub, victuals, food, feast, eats, refreshment, mess, spread, chow, banquet, refection
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Origin: 1300–50; Middle English (noun) < Old French, derivative (compare past < Latin pastus fodder) of repaistre to eat a meal < Late Latin repascere to feed regularly, equivalent to Latin re- re- + pascere to feed (cf. pasture)
HOW TO USE REPAST IN A SENTENCE
They had a repast together, and Aguinaldo called for cheers for Spain, in which all heartily joined.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS|JOHN FOREMAN
The cook, placed upon her mettle, served a delicious repast—a luscious tenderloin broiled a point.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIES|KATE CHOPIN
On the table some kind of cold repast was laid, the viands concealed under china covers.
The startled guests filed hastily across to find a dainty but sumptuous repast served at little tables.
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