malt

noun
\ ˈmȯlt How to pronounce malt (audio) \

Definition of malt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : grain (such as barley) softened by steeping in water, allowed to germinate, and used especially in brewing and distilling

malt

verb
malted; malting; malts

Definition of malt (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to convert into malt
2 : to make or treat with malt or malt extract

intransitive verb

1 : to become malt
2 : to make grain into malt

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Other Words from malt

Noun

malty \ ˈmȯl-​tē How to pronounce malty (audio) \ adjective

Examples of malt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Lemon Meringue Pie Ale: Blonde ale with notes of citrus, this take on a classic dessert features toasted malts that give way to a hint of pie crust. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair announces new beers, drinks for this year," 29 July 2019 This sweet stout carried classic aromas of chocolate and coffee, backed by roasted malt. Andre Meunier, oregonlive.com, "I tried 17 beers at the Oregon Brewers Festival; here’s how they rate," 25 July 2019 Stone’s annual Con-themed beer, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout — an imperial stout, aged in bourbon barrels and made with pecans and rye and wheat malts — has been issued in 12-packs. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Beer and Ninja Turtles, a refreshing Comic-Con combo," 18 July 2019 Flavors usually include a mild to deep roast character and can veer into chocolate, char or coffeelike terrain thanks to the roasted malt that gives the beer its dark hue. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago beermakers brew up a mystery: Where did all these dark lagers come from?," 15 July 2019 The Spire Stout pours roasted and silky, while the Dunkelhead dark lager puts the malt front and center. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Blue Star Brewing Co.," 5 July 2019 Mungga smells of grain, yeast, and malt underpinned with grass and citrus zest. Roshni Bajaj Sanghvi, National Geographic, "Have a beer at one of Europe's highest breweries," 19 June 2019 For Rosalie, brewmaster Matt Brynildson cofermented pilsner and white wheat malt with chardonnay grapes. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "The 12 Best Summer Beers of 2019," 10 June 2019 For this first go-around, the machines evidently poured over infinite iterations to help Mackmyra create AI Whisky, a golden yellow single-malt with herbal notes of aniseed, ginger, and white pepper and a citrusy, spicy mouth with a dry finish. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Here Comes the World’s First AI-Generated Whisky," 10 May 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Made in a style last popular in the 1800s, the blend of malted and unmalted barley with rye imported from the English countryside provides a mouthfeel that screams vanilla cream, rounded out by mellow notes of clove and spice. Fortune, "5 Bottles That Will Put You at the Center of Irish Whiskey’s Renaissance," 13 July 2019 In principle, any grain can be malted: wheat, rye, corn, and rice. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Barley shortages from climate change could mean less beer worldwide," 15 Oct. 2018 Brewing relies on grains, typically malted barley, which are first soaked in hot water. Larissa Zimberoff, New York Times, "From Brewery to Bakery: A Flour That Fights Waste," 25 June 2018 Rotating flavors include Mexican hot chocolate, butterscotch bourbon pecan, malted vanilla, and blood orange sorbet. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "The best Chicago spots to pick up your last-minute Mother's Day gifts," 8 May 2017 His favorite flavor is chocolate malted krunch, studded with malt balls and chocolate bits. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, "Thrifty ice cream — a portal to childhood — is being sold to Albertsons. What does that mean for its future?," 18 May 2018 Tom's brother-in-law in North Carolina has been malting for several years, and the Thatchers learned the trade. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "West Branch Malts celebrates opening, offers breweries an 'all-Ohio' option," 8 May 2018 Before Admiral, California breweries had only a couple of options for malt purveyors, all large-scale and industrial, malting their grains in enormous steel tanks. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Rake is a temple to beer’s most important ingredient: malt," 1 May 2018 The grassy notes in the finish stem from the corn, rye, and malted barley grain recipe. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "A bourbon tasting game will amp up your Kentucky Derby party," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of malt

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for malt

Noun

Middle English, from Old English mealt; akin to Old High German malz malt, Old English meltan to melt

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malt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of malt

: grain and especially barley that is soaked in water and used in making alcoholic drinks (such as beer and whiskey)

malt

noun
\ ˈmȯlt How to pronounce malt (audio) \

Kids Definition of malt

1 : grain and especially barley soaked in water until it has sprouted

malt

noun
\ ˈmȯlt How to pronounce malt (audio) \

Medical Definition of malt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: grain softened by steeping in water, allowed to germinate, and used especially in brewing and distilling

Medical Definition of MALT (Entry 2 of 2)

mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue

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