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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toastnoun

    slices of bread that have been toasted

  2. toastnoun

    a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention

    "he was the toast of the town"

  3. goner, toastnoun

    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, toastverb

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

  5. crispen, toast, crispverb

    make brown and crisp by heating

    "toast bread"; "crisp potatoes"

  6. toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassailverb

    propose a toast to

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


  1. toastnoun

    Toasted bread.

  2. toastnoun

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

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

  3. toastnoun

    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.

  4. toastnoun

    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!

  5. toastnoun

    Extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.

  6. toastnoun

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

  7. toastverb

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

    We liked to toast marshmallows around the campfire.

  8. toastverb

    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.

  9. toastverb

    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.

  10. toastverb

    To perform extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Toastnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    You are both as rheumatick as two dry toasts; you cannot one bear with another’s confirmities. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Every third day take a small toast of manchet, dipped in oil of sweet almonds new drawn, and sprinkled with loaf sugar. Francis Bacon, Physical Remains.

    Where’s then the saucy boat
    Co-rival’d greatness? or to harbour fled,
    Or made a toast for Neptune? William Shakespeare, Troil. and Cressida.

    Some squire, perhaps, you take delight to rack;
    Whose game is whisk, whose treat a toast in sack. Alexander Pope.

    I shall likewise mark out every toast, the club in which she was elected, and the number of votes that were on her side. Joseph Addison, Guard. №. 107.

    Say, why are beauties prais’d and honour’d most,
    The wise man’s passion, and the vain man’s toast?
    Why deck’d with all that land and sea afford,
    Why angels call’d, and angel-like ador’d? Alexander Pope.

  2. To Toastverb

    Etymology: torreo, tostum, Lat.

    Put up thy sword betime,
    Or I’ll so maul you and your toasting iron. William Shakespeare.

    His breath stinks with eating toasted cheese. William Shakespeare.

    The earth whereof the grass is soon parched with the sun, and toasted, is commonly forced earth. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    To allure mice I find no other magick, than to draw out a piece of toasted cheese. Brown.

    Several popish gentlemen toasted many loyal healths. Add.

    We’ll try the empire you so long have boasted;
    And if we are not prais’d, we’ll not be toasted. Matthew Prior.


  1. toast

    Toast is a type of food made by browning bread in a toaster, over a fire, or other high heat source. It is often consumed with butter, jam, or other spreads. Moreover, toast also refers to a type of speech expressing honor or good wishes, typically made before a communal drinking at a social event.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toastverb

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

  2. Toastverb

    to warm thoroughly; as, to toast the feet

  3. Toastverb

    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


  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. stoat

  2. toats

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  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. Frank Sinatra Bono:

    Miserere is one of my favourite of your father's crescendos, i can hardly remember what it was about... other than forgiveness that is... and a toast to being alive.

  2. President Obama:

    If they really want to pay that much for two eggs and a piece of toast, we’ll sell it to them.

  3. 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.

  4. King Jehovah Hohenzollern:

    It takes three Jehovah's Witnesses at the dinner table with red wine to make a proper toast. The first says, Hallelujah over Heaven! the second says, And with more coming! and the third says, Amen!.

  5. 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.

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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
  • nướngVietnamese
  • tost, bod peloetölVolapük

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