What does MALT mean?

Definitions for MALTmɔlt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. malted, malt, malted milk(noun)

    a milkshake made with malt powder

  2. malt, malt liquor(noun)

    a lager of high alcohol content; by law it is considered too alcoholic to be sold as lager or beer

  3. malt(verb)

    a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling

  4. malt(verb)

    treat with malt or malt extract

    "malt beer"

  5. malt(verb)

    turn into malt, become malt

  6. malt(verb)

    convert grain into malt

  7. malt(verb)

    convert into malt


  1. malt(Noun)

    Malted grain (usually barley), used in brewing and otherwise.

  2. malt(Noun)

    Malt liquor, especially malt whisky.

  3. malt(Noun)

    Short for "malted milk shake", a milkshake with malted milk powder added for flavor (see malted milk).

  4. malt(Noun)

    Maltose-rich sugar derived from malted grain.

  5. malt(Verb)

    To convert a cereal grain into malt by causing it to sprout (by soaking in water) and then halting germination (by drying with hot air) in order to develop enzymes that can break down starches and proteins in the grain.

  6. Origin: From mealt, malt, from maltan. Cognate with Dutch mout, German Malz, Swedish malt. Proto-Germanic noun is likely a borrowing from malta; compare Ukrainian , Czech mláto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malt(noun)

    barley or other grain, steeped in water and dried in a kiln, thus forcing germination until the saccharine principle has been evolved. It is used in brewing and in the distillation of whisky

  2. Malt(adj)

    relating to, containing, or made with, malt

  3. Malt(verb)

    to make into malt; as, to malt barley

  4. Malt(verb)

    to become malt; also, to make grain into malt

  5. Origin: [AS. mealt; akin to D. mout, G. malz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. malt, and E. melt. 108. See Melt.]


  1. Malt

    Malt is germinated cereal grains that have been dried in a process known as "malting". The grains are made to germinate by soaking in water, and are then halted from germinating further by drying with hot air. Malting grains develop the enzymes required to modify the grain's starches into sugars, including the monosaccharide glucose, the disaccharide maltose, the trisaccharide maltotriose, and higher sugars called maltodextrines. It also develops other enzymes, such as proteases, which break down the proteins in the grain into forms that can be used by yeast. Malt also contains small amounts of other sugars, such as sucrose and fructose, which are not products of starch modification but were already in the grain. Malted grain is used to make beer, whisky, malted shakes, malt vinegar, confections such as Maltesers and Whoppers, flavored drinks such as Horlicks, Ovaltine and Milo, and some baked goods, such as malt loaf, bagels and rich tea biscuits. Malted grain that has been ground into a coarse meal is known as "sweet meal". Various cereals are malted, though barley is the most common. A high-protein form of malted barley is often a label-listed ingredient in blended flours typically used in the manufacture of yeast breads and other baked goods.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Malt

    mawlt, n. barley or other grain steeped in water, allowed to sprout, and dried in a kiln, used in brewing ale, &c.—v.t. to make into malt.—v.i. to become malt: (hum.) to drink malt liquor.—adj. containing or made with malt.—ns. Malt′-dust, grain-sprouts produced and 'screened off' in malt-making; Malt′-floor, a perforated floor in the chamber of a malt-kiln, through which heat rises; Malt′-horse, a heavy horse, such as used by brewers—hence (Shak.) used in reproach for a dull, stupid person; Malt′ing; Malt′-kiln; Malt′-mill, a mill for grinding malt; Malt′ose, a hard, white, crystalline sugar, formed by the action of malt or diastase on starch; Malt′ster, Malt′man, one whose trade or occupation it is to make malt (-ster was up to the end of the 13th century a feminine affix); Malt′worm (Shak.), a lover of malted liquors, a tippler.—adj. Malt′y.—Malt liquor, a liquor, as beer, ale, or porter, formed from malt; Malt tea, the liquid infusion of the mash in brewing. [A.S. mealt, pa.t. of meltan, to soften; cf. Ger. malz.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MALT

    A humble grain which often gets into a ferment, cools off and becomes Stout in its old age.

Editors Contribution

  1. malt

    A type of cereal grain created and cultivated in various cultivar, seed, plant and species, used for a variety of purposes.

    Malt grain is used to make beer, whisky, malted shakes, malt vinegar, confections such as Maltesers and Whoppers, flavored drinks such as Horlicks, Ovaltine, and Milo, and some baked goods, such as malt loaf, bagels, and rich tea biscuits.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MALT in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MALT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. A. E. Housman:

    And malt does more than Milton can To justify God's ways to man.

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