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toast

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verb \ˈtōst\

Definition of toast

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to warm thoroughly

  3. 2 :  to make (as bread) crisp, hot, and brown by heat

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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


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toast

noun

Definition of toast

  1. 1a :  sliced bread browned on both sides by heatb :  food prepared with toasted bread

  2. 2 [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 drinkb :  one that is highly admired <she's the toast of society>

  3. 3 [3toast] :  an act of proposing or of drinking in honor of a toast

  4. 4 :  a rhyming narrative poem existing in oral tradition among black Americans

  5. 5 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.



15th Century

First Known Use of toast

15th century


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toast

transitive verb

Definition of toast

  1. :  to propose or drink to as a toast



1640

First Known Use of toast

1640




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