first meal eaten in the early morning
Definition:  from break (v.) + fast (n.). Cf. Fr. déjeuner "to breakfast," from L. dis-jejunare "to break the fast."
People around the world eat different things for breakfast:
- In the United States, people usually eat pancakes, waffles, toast, eggs or bagels for breakfast.
- In Canada, people usually eat maple cured bacon, fried potatoes, maple-infused beans, eggs, toast, pancakes and maple syrup or hot oatmeal for breakfast.
- In the United Kingdom, a large breakfast is served; usually bread, tea, egg, bacon, ham, fruits, baked beans on toast and sometimes vegetables.
- In France, people usually eat a very light meal; often bread and coffee with milk.
- In Asia, most people eat rice instead of bread. They also sometimes eat porridge.