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Webster 1913 Edition


Toast

Toast

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Toasted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Toasting
.]
[OF.
toster
to roast, toast, fr. L.
torrere
,
tostum
, to parch, roast. See
Torrid
.]
1.
To dry and brown by the heat of a fire;
as, to
toast
bread
.
2.
To warm thoroughly;
as, to
toast
the feet
.
3.
To name when a health is proposed to be drunk; to drink to the health, or in honor, of;
as, to
toast
a lady
.

Toast

,
Noun.
[OF.
toste
, or
tostée
, toasted bread. See
Toast
,
Verb.
]
1.
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.
My sober evening let the tankard bless,
With
toast
embrowned, and fragrant nutmeg fraught.
T. Warton.
2.
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.
It now came to the time of Mr. Jones to give a
toast
. . . who could not refrain from mentioning his dear Sophia.
Fielding.
3.
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 rack
,
a small rack or stand for a table, having partitions for holding slices of dry toast.

Webster 1828 Edition


Toast

TOAST

,
Verb.
T.
[L. tostus.]
1.
To dry and scorch by the heat of a fire; as, to toast bread or cheese. [It is chiefly limited in its application to these two articles.]
2.
To warm thoroughly; as, to toast the feet. [Not much used.]
3.
To name when a health is drank; to drink to the health in honor of; as, to toast a lady. Addison writes 'to toast the health;' a form of expression I believe not now used.

TOAST

,
Noun.
Bread dried and scorched by the fire; or such bread dipped in melted butter, or in some liquor. Dry toast is bread scorched, or it is scorched bread with butter spread upon it. Soft toast is made by immersing toasted bread in melted butter, and called dipped toast.
1.
A female whose health is drank in honor or respect.
The wise man's passion, and the vain man's toast.
2.
He or that which is named in honor in drinking.

Definition 2023


Toast

Toast

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German

Toast

Noun

Toast m, n (genitive Toastes or Toasts, plural Toaste or Toasts)

  1. toast (salutation)
  2. toast (toasted bread)
  3. (short for Toastbrot) soft, roughly quadratic white bread, toasted or not

Usage notes

  • Toast is always masculine when meaning “salutation”, otherwise it can be masculine or neuter.

Declension

Related terms

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English

Toast (bread)

Noun

toast (countable and uncountable, plural toasts)

  1. (uncountable) Toasted bread.
    I ate a piece of toast for breakfast.
    All toasters toast toast.
  2. (countable) A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.
    At the reception, there were many toasts from the well-wishers.
  3. (countable) 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. (slang, chiefly US, uncountable) 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. (slang, Jamaica) Extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
  6. (computing) A transient, pop-up informational window

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

toast (third-person singular simple present toasts, present participle toasting, simple past and past participle toasted)

  1. To lightly cook by browning via direct exposure to a fire or other heat source.
    We liked to toast marshmallows around the campfire.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To warm thoroughly.
    I toasted my feet by the fire.
  5. (slang, Jamaica) To perform extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.

Translations

References

  • toast” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Anagrams


French

Etymology

Borrowing from English toast.

Pronunciation

Noun

toast m (plural toasts)

  1. toast

Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English toast.

Noun

toast m (invariable)

  1. toast, pledge (in honour of someone)
  2. toasted sandwich

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowing from English toast.

Noun

toast m (definite singular toasten, indefinite plural toaster, definite plural toastene)

  1. toast (toasted bread)

Synonyms

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowing from English toast.

Noun

toast m (definite singular toasten, indefinite plural toastar, definite plural toastane)

  1. toast (toasted bread)

Synonyms

References


Polish

Etymology

Borrowing from English toast.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔ.ast/

Noun

toast m inan

  1. toast (a proposed salutation while drinking alcohol)

Declension