bread ( breads plural & 3rd person present) ( breading present participle) ( breaded past tense & past participle )
1 n-mass Bread is a very common food made from flour, water, and yeast.
...a loaf of bread..., There is more fibre in wholemeal bread than in white bread.
2 verb If food such as fish or meat is breaded, it is covered in tiny pieces of dry bread called breadcrumbs. It can then be fried or grilled. usu passive It is important that food be breaded just minutes before frying. be V-ed
breaded adj ...breaded fish.
bread and butter , bread-and-butter
1 n-uncount Something that is the bread and butter of a person or organization is the activity or work that provides the main part of their income.
usu with poss
The mobile phone business was actually his bread and butter.
2 adj Bread and butter issues or matters are ones which are important to most people, because they affect them personally.
The opposition gained support by concentrating on bread-and-butter matters.
bread basket ( bread baskets plural ) , breadbasket If an area or region is described as the bread basket of a country, it provides a lot of the food for that country because crops grow very easily there. It therefore produces wealth for the country. n-count usu with poss
The north-west became the country's bread-basket.
bread bin ( bread bins plural ) A bread bin is a wooden, metal, or plastic container for storing bread.
in AM, use breadbox
French bread is white bread which is baked in long, thin loaves. n-uncount
Rye bread is brown bread made with rye flour. n-uncount
...two slices of rye bread.