slices of bread that have been toasted
a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention
"he was the toast of the town"
a person in desperate straits; someone doomed
"I'm a goner if this plan doesn't work"; "one mistake and you're toast"
a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
crispen, toast, crisp(verb)
make brown and crisp by heating
"toast bread"; "crisp potatoes"
toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail(verb)
propose a toast to
"Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.
At the reception, there were many toasts from the well-wishers.
A person, group, or notable object to which a salutation with alcohol is made; a person or group held in similar esteem.
He was the toast of high society.
Something that will be no more; something subject to impending destruction, harm or injury.
If I ever get my hands on the guy that stole my wallet, heu2019s toast!
Extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
A software engineering term for a transient, pop-up informational window
To lightly cook by browning via direct exposure to a fire or other heat source.
We liked to toast marshmallows around the campfire.
To grill, lightly cook by browning specifically under a grill or in a toaster
Top with cheese and toast under the grill for a few minutes.
To engage in a salutation and/or accompanying raising of glasses while drinking alcohol in honor of someone or something.
We toasted the happy couple many times over the course of the evening.
To perform extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
Origin: From toster (to roast, to grill), from tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).
to dry and brown by the heat of a fire; as, to toast bread
to warm thoroughly; as, to toast the feet
to name when a health is proposed to be drunk; to drink to the health, or in honor, of; as, to toast a lady
bread dried and browned before a fire, usually in slices; also, a kind of food prepared by putting slices of toasted bread into milk, gravy, etc
a lady in honor of whom persons or a company are invited to drink; -- so called because toasts were formerly put into the liquor, as a great delicacy
hence, any person, especially a person of distinction, in honor of whom a health is drunk; hence, also, anything so commemorated; a sentiment, as "The land we live in," "The day we celebrate," etc
Toast is bread that has been browned by exposure to radiant heat. This browning is the result of a Maillard reaction. Toasting warms the bread and makes it firmer, so it holds toppings more securely. Toasting is a common method of making stale bread more palatable.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tōst, v.t. to dry and scorch at the fire: to name when a health is drunk: to drink to the health of.—v.i. to drink toasts.—n. bread toasted: a slice of such dipped in liquor: the person or thing named whose health is to be drunk.—ns. Toast′er, one who, or that which, toasts; Toast′ing-fork, -ī′ron, a long-handled fork for toasting bread: a sword; Toast′-mas′ter, the master and announcer of toasts at public dinners; Toast′-rack, a stand, with partitions for slices of toast, for setting on the table. [O. Fr. toster—L. tostus, roasted, pa.p. of torrēre.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. n.Any completely inoperable system or component, esp. one that has just crashed and burned: “Uh, oh ... I think the serial board is toast.” (This sense went mainstream around 1993.) 2. vt. To cause a system to crash accidentally, especially in a manner that requires manual rebooting. “Rick just toasted the firewall machine again.” Compare fried.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'toast' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3045
Rank popularity for the word 'toast' in Nouns Frequency: #2965
The numerical value of toast in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of toast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- грэ́нка, тостBelarusian
- torrada, torrar, brindar, brindisCatalan, Valencian
- topinka, přípitek, toustCzech
- skål, ristet brødDanish
- Röstbrot, Toast, Tischrede, rösten, toasten, Toastbrot, Trinkspruch, anstoßen, auf jds. Wohl trinkenGerman
- brindar por, brindar, tostada, brindis, pan tostado, tostar, gratinarSpanish
- نان تستPersian
- paahtaa, kilistää, maljapuhe, skoolata, malja, paahtoleipäFinnish
- skál, snerkt breyðFaroese
- rôtie, griller, pain grillé, toast, boire à la santé de ...French
- տոստ, կենացArmenian
- 祝杯, トーストJapanese
- propīnāre alicuiLatin
- тост, наздравува, здравица, двопек, потпекуваMacedonian
- шарсан талх, хайрсан талхMongolian
- toost, roosteren, grillen, toasten, heildronkDutch
- skål, toast, ristet brødNorwegian
- kindę́ę́ʼ bááh diniiltsxoigoNavajo, Navaho
- grzanka, toast, tostPolish
- brinde, tostar, torrada, torrar, brindarPortuguese
- гре́нка, тост, поджа́ривать, грено́к, поджа́ритьRussian
- двопек, tost, dvopek, тост, prepečenac, препеченац, здравица, zdravicaSerbo-Croatian
- nazdraviti, zdravica, zdravljicaSlovene
- rostat bröd, skål, skåla, rostaSwedish
- ขนมปังปิ้ง, ปิ้ง, ดื่มอวยพร, ชนแก้ว, ยกแก้วThai
- tost, kadeh kaldırmak, kadeh kaldırmaTurkish
- грі́нка, тостUkrainian
- tost, bod peloetölVolapük
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