American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To heat and brown (bread, for example) by placing in a toaster or an oven or close to a fire.
- v. To warm thoroughly, as before a fire: toast one's feet.
- v. To become toasted: This bread toasts well.
- n. Sliced bread heated and browned.
- n. Slang One that is doomed, in trouble, or unworthy of further consideration.
- n. The act of raising a glass and drinking in honor of or to the health of a person or thing.
- n. A proposal to drink to someone or something or a speech given before the taking of such a drink.
- n. The one honored by a toast.
- n. A person receiving much attention or acclaim: the toast of Broadway.
- v. To drink to the health or honor of.
- v. To propose or drink a toast.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Bread in slices superficially browned by the fire; a slice of bread so browned.
- To brown by the heat of a fire: as, to toast bread or bacon.
- To warm thoroughly: as, to toast one's feet.
- To brown with heat.
- To warm one's self thoroughly at a fire.
- n. A person whose health is drunk, or who is named as the person to whom others are requested to drink; especially, a woman who is the reigning belle of the season, or in some other way is specially indicated as a person often toasted; also, anything, as a political cause, the memory of a person, etc., to which a company is requested to drink.
- n. A call on another or others to drink to the health of some person named, or to the prosperity of some cause, etc,: often accompanied by a sentiment or motto; also, the act of thus drinking.
- n. One who drinks to excess; a soaker.
- To drink as a toast; drink to the health of; wish success or prosperity to in drinking; also, to designate as the person or subject to whom or to which other persons are requested to drink; propose the health of.
- To drink a toast or toasts; also, to propose a toast or toasts.
- n. Toasted bread.
- n. A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.
- n. A person, group, or notable object to which a salutation with alcohol is made; a person or group held in similar esteem.
- n. slang Something that will be no more; something subject to impending destruction, harm or injury.
- n. slang, Jamaica Extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
- n. computing A transient, pop-up informational window
- v. To lightly cook by browning via direct exposure to a fire or other heat source.
- v. To grill, lightly cook by browning specifically under a grill or in a toaster
- v. To engage in a salutation and/or accompanying raising of glasses while drinking alcohol in honor of someone or something.
- v. slang, Jamaica To perform extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To dry and brown by the heat of a fire.
- v. To warm thoroughly.
- v. To name when a health is proposed to be drunk; to drink to the health, or in honor, of.
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- n. a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
- v. propose a toast to
- n. slices of bread that have been toasted
- n. a person in desperate straits; someone doomed
- n. a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention
- v. make brown and crisp by heating
- From Old French toster (to roast, to grill), from Latin tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English tosten, from Old French toster, from Vulgar Latin *tostāre, frequentative of Latin torrēre, to parch, burn; see ters- in Indo-European roots.Perhaps from toast1 (from the use of spiced toast to flavor drinks). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Cheese omlette and a toast is my favorite breakfast.”
“Replying to this toast is a great responsibility for two reasons.”
“Responding to this toast is the honoured President of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Captain John Lake”
“Instead, it's backfired, and perhaps he should change his name to "Crisp," as in toast ...”
“Most bread puddings have a custardy base made of milk and/or cream and eggs, similar to the mixture that french toast is soaked in before cooking it.”
“Or it could be eggs, whole-grain toast and 100% orange juice fortified with calcium and vitamin D, says Elizabeth Ward, a registered dietitian in Boston, mother of three girls and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Feeding Your Baby and Toddler.”
“The meal might be whole-grain toast, topped with peanut butter and apple or banana slices, and served with a glass of low-fat milk or a bowl of whole-grain hot or cold cereal (oatmeal, Cheerios, raisin bran) with fruit and low-fat milk, he says.”
“Suppose further that your fallback meal of cheese and toast is unworkable for lack of bread.”
“Obviously, a short stack, two eggs, and toast is not haute cuisine, but it can still be done well, or poorly.”
“Obviously, a short stack, two eggs, and toast is not haute cuisine, but it can still be done well, or poorly. pseudonymous in nc says:”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘toast’.
English words used by foreigners in a different sense than they would be used by native speakers + madeupical "English" words that sound English but are not recognized as such by native speakers of...
This is an experiment in public lists--something I've been thinking about for some time. The goal is to create a collection of short, powerful, evocative words.
This is an open list. A...
candles with a "manly" scent
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
address, answer, background briefing, bogus point of order, briefing, ceremonial address, closing remark, contribution, critical remark, daily briefing, election address, exchange of toasts and 51 more...
These are the words you want to say for no reason besides how lovely they feel to come out of your mouth. Sometimes you even say them when no one is around.
Words related to bread and bread-making
Just a list of words that make me happy in some little way.
Vendors can get oddly creative.
Words with mutually exclusive double meanings. Also, here are some:
QUASI-AUTANTONYMS: slow up/slow down; bar/debar; bone/debone; burn up/burn down; fat chance/slim chance; fill in/fil...
Looking for tweets for toast.