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dejeuner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dejeuner a midday meal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Déjeuner A breakfast; sometimes, also, a lunch or collation.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. déjeuner, breakfast, as a verb, to breakfast. Cf. Dinner

Usage

In literature:

It was, I suspected, the hour for dejeuner.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
On Friday, September 29th, we left Grenoble and stopped at Voiron and were here treated, at 9:30 A. M., with a "petit dejeuner".
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
Nous n'avons pas encore digere le repas si noble recu a vos mains comme dejeuner.
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
It may be as well to be able to say that I have been there for dejeuner.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I caught a glimpse of him at the hotel at dejeuner to-day.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
It is high time, I should think, we were on our way, or we will be too late for the dejeuner.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
If a man wishes to dine at Sarvoelgyi's, he will be wise to have dejeuner first.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
She has attended a dejeuner to-day, and we are every moment expecting that our gates of pearl will unclose and admit a celestial visitant.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878" by Various
The "dejeuner" almost put him "on the blink," he declared afterwards.
"William Adolphus Turnpike" by William Banks
I dressed in haste with this intention, and went to dejeuner in our private room below.
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
I cook me my dejeuner all the same.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
It was late in the morning, later than the usual hour for the dejeuner a la fourchette, which Mr. Copley liked.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
Here they stopped two hours to feed the horses and to take their dejeuner.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
I will remember it all my life, and if you will bring me my dejeuner I will stay in bed till this afternoon.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
In the Louvre at Paris hangs the "Petit Dejeuner" by Francois Boucher (1703-1770), famous court painter of Louis XV.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Tu ne dejeunes pas ce matin?
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
He is for the dejeuner of mademoiselle to-morrow.
"When It Was Dark" by Guy Thorne
Manet sent Le Bain, which, through the insistence of the public, has come to be called Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
He takes his dejeuner in the college at twelve, and I take mine alone at home.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He may serve it more frequently for my dejeuner.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 33, November 1877" by Various
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In news:

Standing before Manet's "Dejeuner sur l'Herbe," a schoolteacher explains to the tots in her charge, "Well, it was sort of like a cookout".
The Swiss artist Meret Oppenheim is best-known for her Le Dejeuner en Fourrure, a teacup covered in fur that was included in a 1936 exhibition of surrealist works organized in Paris by Andre Breton.
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