What does toast mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toast(noun)

    slices of bread that have been toasted

  2. toast(noun)

    a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention

    "he was the toast of the town"

  3. goner, toast(noun)

    a person in desperate straits; someone doomed

    "I'm a goner if this plan doesn't work"; "one mistake and you're toast"

  4. pledge, toast(verb)

    a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event

  5. crispen, toast, crisp(verb)

    make brown and crisp by heating

    "toast bread"; "crisp potatoes"

  6. toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail(verb)

    propose a toast to

    "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"

Wiktionary

  1. toast(Noun)

    Toasted bread.

    Etymology: From toster (to roast, to grill), from tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

  2. toast(Noun)

    A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.

    At the reception, there were many toasts from the well-wishers.

    Etymology: From toster (to roast, to grill), from tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

  3. toast(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From toster (to roast, to grill), from tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

  4. toast(Noun)

    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, he's toast!

    Etymology: From toster (to roast, to grill), from tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

  5. toast(Noun)

    Extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.

    Etymology: From toster (to roast, to grill), from tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

  6. toast(Noun)

    A software engineering term for a transient, pop-up informational window

    Etymology: From toster (to roast, to grill), from tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

  7. toast(Verb)

    To lightly cook by browning via direct exposure to a fire or other heat source.

    We liked to toast marshmallows around the campfire.

    Etymology: From toster (to roast, to grill), from tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

  8. toast(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From toster (to roast, to grill), from tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

  9. toast(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From toster (to roast, to grill), from tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

  10. toast(Verb)

    To perform extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.

    Etymology: From toster (to roast, to grill), from tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toast(verb)

    to dry and brown by the heat of a fire; as, to toast bread

  2. Toast(verb)

    to warm thoroughly; as, to toast the feet

  3. Toast(verb)

    to name when a health is proposed to be drunk; to drink to the health, or in honor, of; as, to toast a lady

  4. Toast

    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

  5. Toast

    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

  6. Toast

    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

Freebase

  1. Toast

    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

  1. Toast

    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. toast

    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

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'toast' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3045

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'toast' in Nouns Frequency: #2965

Anagrams for toast »

  1. toats

  2. stoat

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of toast in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of toast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of toast in a Sentence

  1. Groucho Marx:

    I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book. The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.

  2. Steven Wright, Standup Comedy Routine:

    I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time". So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.

  3. Steven Wright:

    If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happen if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Self-seeker enjoys the most on getting the support from stupids and sycophants on own social media post bearing her/his own photo uploaded almost daily because s/he foolishly feels that they are raising the toast for her/him while they just mischievously hate or roast her/him via their LIKEs vote.

  5. Patricia Heaton:

    Recently I took my son for a college tour in the Midwest … I ate what I felt like eating, i realize if I was still living in Ohio that I ’d be 30 pounds heavier and an alcoholic. There’s something about being there that makes me want to drink beer all day, eat cheese fries and eat stuffed French toast for breakfast.

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Translations for toast

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  • النخبArabic
  • грэ́нка, тостBelarusian
  • тостBulgarian
  • torrada, torrar, brindar, brindisCatalan, Valencian
  • topinka, přípitek, toustCzech
  • tostWelsh
  • skål, ristet brødDanish
  • Röstbrot, Toast, Tischrede, rösten, toasten, Toastbrot, Trinkspruch, anstoßen, auf jds. Wohl trinkenGerman
  • φρυγανιάGreek
  • tostoEsperanto
  • 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
  • tóstaIrish
  • տոստ, կենացArmenian
  • brindisi, crostiniItalian
  • 祝杯, トーストJapanese
  • სადღეგრძელოGeorgian
  • 토스트Korean
  • propīnāre alicuiLatin
  • whakapakiMāori
  • тост, наздравува, здравица, двопек, потпекуваMacedonian
  • шарсан талх, хайрсан талхMongolian
  • bakarMalay
  • toost, roosteren, grillen, toasten, heildronkDutch
  • skål, toast, ristet brødNorwegian
  • kindę́ę́ʼ bááh diniiltsxoigoNavajo, Navaho
  • grzanka, toast, tostPolish
  • brinde, tostar, torrada, torrar, brindarPortuguese
  • hank'ayQuechua
  • гре́нка, тост, поджа́ривать, грено́к, поджа́ритьRussian
  • двопек, tost, dvopek, тост, prepečenac, препеченац, здравица, zdravicaSerbo-Croatian
  • hriankaSlovak
  • nazdraviti, zdravica, zdravljicaSlovene
  • rostat bröd, skål, skåla, rostaSwedish
  • சிற்றுண்டிTamil
  • ขนมปังปิ้ง, ปิ้ง, ดื่มอวยพร, ชนแก้ว, ยกแก้วThai
  • tost, kadeh kaldırmak, kadeh kaldırmaTurkish
  • грі́нка, тостUkrainian
  • tost, bod peloetölVolapük

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