bread buttered on both sides meaning, bread buttered on both sides definition | English Cobuild dictionary

Collins

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.  
ADJ n  
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.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use breadbox     
French bread     
French bread is white bread which is baked in long, thin loaves.      n-uncount  
rye bread     
Rye bread is brown bread made with rye flour.      n-uncount  
...two slices of rye bread.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
regional term for flat white bread roll, other terms are bap, batch, cob
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
n.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
[Leg.]
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)

head

Reverso Community

  • Create your own vocabulary list
  • Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
  • Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
Advertising
"Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners 4th edition published in 2003 © HarperCollins Publishers 1987, 1995, 2001, 2003 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"