from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mechanical device used to toast bread, especially by exposure to electrically heated wire coils.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who proposes a toast; an admirer of women.
  • noun One who toasts something, as bread or cheese.
  • noun An instrument for toasting bread, cheese, etc.; especially, such an appliance other than a toasting-fork. Toasters for bread are often small gridirons of wire which hold the slice of bread fast without tearing it.
  • noun Something fit for toasting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who toasts.
  • noun A kitchen utensil for toasting bread, cheese, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who toasts.
  • noun A device for toasting bread, English muffins, crumpets, etc.
  • noun A self-contained software package (or appliance) distributable over the Internet or by burning onto CDs.
  • noun informal, derogatory An electronic organ, especially a crude one that uses analog technology.
  • noun informal, derogatory Any of several small, box-like automobiles exemplified by the Scion xB and Honda Element.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
  • noun a kitchen appliance (usually electric) for toasting bread


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