verb \ˈtōst\

Definition of TOAST

transitive verb
:  to warm thoroughly
:  to make (as bread) crisp, hot, and brown by heat
intransitive verb
:  to become toasted; especially :  to warm thoroughly

Origin of TOAST

Middle English tosten, from Anglo-French toster, from Late Latin tostare to roast, from Latin tostus, past participle of torrēre to dry, parch — more at thirst
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with TOAST



Definition of TOAST

a :  sliced bread browned on both sides by heat
b :  food prepared with toasted bread
[from the use of pieces of spiced toast to flavor drinks]
a (1) :  a person whose health is drunk
(2) :  something in honor of which persons usually drink
b :  one that is highly admired <she's the toast of society>
[3toast] :  an act of proposing or of drinking in honor of a toast
:  a rhyming narrative poem existing in oral tradition among black Americans
slang :  one that is finished or done for <soon their relationship was toast — Rick Reilly>

Examples of TOAST

  1. I had toast for breakfast.
  2. He made a toast to the bride and groom.
  3. Everyone drank a toast to the bride and groom.

First Known Use of TOAST

15th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


transitive verb

Definition of TOAST

:  to propose or drink to as a toast

First Known Use of TOAST



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