repast

Part of speech: noun

The act of taking food, or the food taken; a meal.

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Usage examples "repast":

  1. The Marquis, during the repast, had beheld Matilda with increase of passion. - "The Castle of Otranto", Horace Walpole.
  2. Madame Ferailleur was as silent as her son, and seemed equally anxious to finish with the repast. - "Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2)", Emile Gaboriau.
  3. At the conclusion of the repast, we repaired to the deck, all being anxious to see the British Queen, which was getting her steam up, at Gravesend. - "Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay", Miss Emma Roberts.