Toast Definition

tōst
toasted, toasting, toasts
verb
toasted, toasting, toasts
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 become toasted.
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To warm thoroughly.
Toast yourselves by the fire.
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To propose or drink a toast (to)
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To drink to the health or honor of.
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Synonyms:
wassailsalutepledgedrinkcrispcrispengrillparchcookdryheatput in a toastermake special mention ofglorifyname
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noun
toasts
Sliced bread made brown and crisp by heat.
Webster's New World
Destined for trouble or failure.
I'm toast if I'm late for work again.
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Utterly ruined.
The computer was toast following the power surge.
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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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A proposal to drink to such a person, etc., or a sentiment expressed just before drinking on such an occasion.
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Other Word Forms of Toast

Noun

Singular:
toast
Plural:
toasts

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

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