malt

noun
\ ˈmȯlt \

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 \ adjective

Examples of malt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Much like a coffee machine that uses pods to brew your beverage, the LG HomeBrew uses single-use capsules that contain yeast, hops, and malt. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Brew Your Own Beer At Home So Easily With LG's New HomeBrew Device," 9 Jan. 2019 For one thing, Tasmania has all the right ingredients for making great malt whisky: barley fields, peat bogs, pure water, and temperate climate. Sarah Theeboom, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Country You Visit for Whisky? Australia," 16 Aug. 2018 The shop serves Cedar Crest Ice Cream, shakes, malts, smoothies, sundaes, candy, concession-style snacks like pretzels and nachos, Sprecher products and Calypso lemonade. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "RJ Ice Cream in Elm Grove is a kid's paradise," 28 June 2018 Tom said West Branch Malts is Ohio's fifth malt house. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "West Branch Malts celebrates opening, offers breweries an 'all-Ohio' option," 8 May 2018 Most drinkers, meanwhile, are trained to appreciate the bitter bite of hops but not the subtler sweetness of malt. William Bostwick, WSJ, "Why Settle for the Beer Equivalent of Wonder Bread?," 7 Sep. 2018 Starters such as the muscular blue crab beignets hold their own with malt vinegar dressing, while the turtle bolognese is a standout on the list of mains. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Restaurants in New Orleans," 28 Feb. 2018 And Alice trades her leather for a pink tweed blazer and asks Hal Cooper out for a malt. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, "Someone Died in the Riverdale Flashback Episode and I Need to Talk About It ASAP," 8 Nov. 2018 PA Images/Getty Images A 750-milliliter bottle of single-malt 60-year-old Macallan 1926 whisky sold last week at Bonham’s in Edinburgh for a record price of 848,800 pounds, or just over $1.1 million. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "It’s not about the taste.," 9 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Bard's Sorghum Malt Beer Another gluten-free option, Bard's beer is made with malted sorghum for a sweet flavor that has only 155 calories per bottle. Madison Fraser, Redbook, "11 Low-Calorie Beers You Should Actually Be Drinking On St. Patty's Day," 2 Feb. 2017

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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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The first known use of malt was before the 12th century

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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 \

Kids Definition of malt

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

malt

noun
\ ˈmȯlt \

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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