Toast meaning

tōst
To drink to the health or honor of.
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To heat and brown (bread, for example) by placing in a toaster or an oven or close to a fire.
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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.

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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.

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To warm thoroughly, as before a fire.

Toast one's feet.

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To become toasted.

This bread toasts well.

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Sliced bread heated and browned.
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One that is doomed, in trouble, or unworthy of further consideration.
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A person receiving much attention or acclaim.

The toast of Broadway.

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To brown the surface of (bread, cheese, etc.) by heating in a toaster, over or near a fire, or in an oven.
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To warm thoroughly.

Toast yourselves by the fire.

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To become toasted.
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Sliced bread made brown and crisp by heat.
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A person, thing, idea, etc. in honor of which a person or persons raise their glasses and drink.
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Any person greatly admired or acclaimed.
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To propose or drink a toast (to)
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To propose or drink a toast.
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Origin of toast

  • Middle English tosten from Old French toster from Vulgar Latin tostāre frequentative of Latin torrēre to parch, burn ters- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from toast (from the use of spiced toast to flavor drinks)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition