Definitions for toasttoʊst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sliced bread that has been browned by dry heat.
(v.t.)to brown (bread, cheese, etc.) by exposure to heat.
to heat or warm thoroughly at a fire:
to toast one's feet at the fireplace.
(v.i.)to become toasted.
Idioms for toast:
be toast,Slang.to be doomed, ruined, or in trouble:
If you come here again, you're toast!
Category: Status (usage), Idiom
Origin of toast:
1350–1400; ME to(o)sten (v.) < MF toster < VL *tostāre, der. of L tostus (<*torstos), ptp. of torrēre to parch, roast
a few words of welcome, congratulation, etc., uttered immediately before drinking to a person, event, etc.
a person, event, etc., honored with raised glasses before drinking.
an act or instance of thus drinking:
to drink a toast to the queen.
a person, esp. an entertainer, who is widely celebrated:
She was the toast of five continents.
(v.t.)to propose or drink a toast to or in honor of.
(v.i.)to propose or drink a toast.
Origin of toast:
1690–1700; fig. use of toast1
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
bread that has been toasted
Would you like a piece of toast?
when you honor sb or sth by lifting your glass and drinking
Please join me in a toast to the bride and groom.
to put bread next to a high heat to make it brown
Toast the bread.
to honor sb or sth by lifting a glass and drinking
I'd like to toast my beautiful wife.
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.
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
Translations for toast
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act of toasting
Let's drink a toast to our friends!
- stel 'n heildronk inAfrikaans
- شُرْب نَخْبArabic
- brindePortuguese (BR)
- der ToastGerman
- باده نوشیFarsi
- הַרָמָת כּוֹסִיתHebrew
- सलामती का जामHindi
- minum ucap selamatMalay
- باده نوشیPersian
- شراب نوشیPashto
- şerefe/sağlığa içmeTurkish
- 祝酒Chinese (Trad.)
- виголошення тостуUkrainian
- تقريباتي شراب نوشيUrdu
- nâng cốc chúc mừngVietnamese
- 祝酒Chinese (Simp.)
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