Definition of bread noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    bread

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    noun
    NAmE//brɛd//
     
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] a type of food made from flour, water, and usually yeast mixed together and baked a loaf/slice/piece of bread white/wheat/rye bread The bakery is known for its specialty breads (= types of bread). see also French bread, gingerbread
  2. 2[uncountable] (old-fashioned) (slang) money
  3. Idioms
    the best thing since sliced bread(informal)
     
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    if you say that something is the best thing since sliced bread, you think it is extremely good, interesting, etc.
    your daily bread
     
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    the basic things that you need to live, especially food
    know which side your bread is buttered (on)(informal)
     
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    to know where you can get an advantage for yourself
    take the bread out of somebody's mouth
     
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    to take away someone's job so that they are no longer able to earn enough money to live
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