—n.ri-past', -päst', rē'past, -päst;
—v.ri-past', -päst'), [key]
1. a quantity of food taken or provided for one occasion of eating: to eat a light repast.
2. a meal: the evening repast.
3. the time during which a meal is eaten; mealtime.
4. Archaic.the taking of food, as at a meal.
to eat or feast (often fol. by on or upon).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.