V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: food taken for the occasion of one meal

Synonyms: meal, feast


Tips: Repast is derived from the Old French repaistre, "to feed." Repast is a formal term for a meal, whether simple or elegant, and is not much used in modern conversation. Nowadays, it is more of a literary term.

Usage Examples:

We usually have a simple repast following our weekly meeting, to spur a sense of comradarie. (meal)

The elegant repast was carefully put together to celebrate the couple's marriage. (feast, spread)

Our picnic repast consisted of fruit, cheese, and white wine. (meal)

My morning repast kept me satiated until lunch. (meal)

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