- The definition of a toast is a speech or raising of the glass in honor of someone, or bread served browned by heat.
- An example of a toast is the best man's speech at a wedding.
- An example of toast is a browned, heated piece of bread served with jelly.
- Toast is defined as to warm, heat or brown, or to give cheers to someone.
- An example of to toast is to roast a marshmallow over a campfire.
- An example of to toast is to raise a glass in honor of the bride and groom.
Toasting a marshmallow.
- to brown the surface of (bread, cheese, etc.) by heating in a toaster, over or near a fire, or in an oven
- to warm thoroughly: toast yourselves by the fire
Origin of toastMiddle English tosten ; from Old French toster ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form tostare ; from Classical Latin tostus, past participle of torrere, to parch, roast: see thirst
- a person, thing, idea, etc. in honor of which a person or persons raise their glasses and drink
- a proposal to drink to such a person, etc., or a sentiment expressed just before so drinking
- such a drink
- any person greatly admired or acclaimed
Origin of toastfrom the use of toasted spiced bread to flavor the wine, and the notion that the person honored also added flavor
verbtoast·ed, toast·ing, toasts
- To heat and brown (bread, for example) by placing in a toaster or an oven or close to a fire.
- To warm thoroughly, as before a fire: toast one's feet.
- Sliced bread heated and browned.
- Slang One that is doomed, in trouble, or unworthy of further consideration.
Origin of toastMiddle English tosten, from Old French toster, from Vulgar Latin *tostāre, frequentative of Latin torrēre, to parch, burn; see ters- in Indo-European roots.
- a. The act of raising a glass and drinking in honor of or to the health of a person or thing.b. A proposal to drink to someone or something or a speech given before the taking of such a drink.c. The one honored by a toast.
- A person receiving much attention or acclaim: the toast of Broadway.
verbtoast·ed, toast·ing, toasts
Origin of toastPerhaps from toast1 (from the use of spiced toast to flavor drinks).
- Toasted bread.
- I ate a piece of toast for breakfast.
- All toasters toast toast.
- A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.
- At the reception, there were many toasts from the well-wishers.
- 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.
- (slang) 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!
- (slang, Jamaica) Extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
- (computing) A transient, pop-up informational window
(third-person singular simple present toasts, present participle toasting, simple past and past participle toasted)
- To lightly cook by browning via direct exposure to a fire or other heat source.
- We liked to toast marshmallows around the campfire.
- 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.
- 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.
- To warm thoroughly.
- I toasted my feet by the fire.
- (slang, Jamaica) To perform extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.