noun, formal

a sumptuous repast

meal, feast, banquet; informal spread, feed, bite, bite to eat; formal collation, refection

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  • Repast — Re*past (r? p?st ), n. [OF. repast, F. repas, LL. repastus, fr. L. repascere to feed again; pref. re re + pascere, pastum, to pasture, feed. See {Pasture}.] 1. The act of taking food. [1913 Webster] From dance to sweet repast they turn. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repast — may refer to:* A meal * Repast (modeling toolkit), a computer software toolkit * Repast (film), a 1951 film directed by Mikio NaruseRepast a meal that is held by the family after an African American Funeral …   Wikipedia

  • Repast — Re*past , v. t. & i. To supply food to; to feast; to take food. [Obs.] Repast them with my blood. Shak. [1913 Webster] He then, also, as before, left arbitrary the dieting and repasting of our minds. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repast — c.1300, from O.Fr. repast a meal, from L.L. repastus meal, prop. pp. of repascere to feed again, from L. re repeatedly + pascere to graze (see PASTOR (Cf. pastor)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • repast — index treat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • repast — [n] meal banquet, chow*, eats*, fare, feast, feed, food, grub*, mess, refection, refreshment, snack, spread, victuals; concept 459 …   New thesaurus

  • repast — ► NOUN formal ▪ a meal. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin repascere, from pascere to feed …   English terms dictionary

  • repast — [ri past′, ripäst′] n. [ME < OFr < re ,RE + past, food < L pastus < pp. of pascere, to feed: see FOOD] 1. a) food and drink for a meal b) a meal 2. Archaic a) t …   English World dictionary

  • repast — 1. noun /rɪˈpaːst,rɪˈpæːst/ a) a meal When at last they were thoroughly toasted, the Badger summoned them to the table, where he had been busy laying a repast. b) the food eaten at a meal 2. verb /rɪˈpaːst,rɪˈpæːst/ To eat a repast …   Wiktionary

  • repast — n. /ri past , pahst , ree past, pahst/; v. /ri past , pahst /, n. 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.… …   Universalium

  • repast — n. a light, meager repast * * * [rɪ pɑːst] meager repast a light …   Combinatory dictionary

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