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

Lacey’s mug reveals decades of sun and single-malt Scotch—the hooded lids, the sagging chin, the lines running like canyons down his face and into his neck. Christine Biederman, WIRED, "Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds," 18 June 2019 The Yamazaki 12-year, on the other hand, is made solely of malt whiskies from the Yamazaki distillery, namely those aged in white oak, sherry, and mizunara casks. Hannah Lott-schwartz, Fortune, "Inside Japan’s Oldest Whisky Distillery," 16 June 2019 The federal government and all 50 states and the District of Columbia collect excise taxes on fermented malt beverages, according to the Tax Foundation. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Mexico tariffs: Cost to beer drinkers could be almost $1 billion," 6 June 2019 The beer is made with only Centennial hops, which bring flavors of grapefruit-citrus, pine and floral notes with just the right balance of hop bitterness and caramel-malt sweetness. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Here are the eight essential Michigan craft beers," 21 June 2019 Monsteiner SteinBock Bier: This dark lager is made from 90 percent organic mountain barley malt and 100 percent Swiss organic hops. Roshni Bajaj Sanghvi, National Geographic, "Have a beer at one of Europe's highest breweries," 19 June 2019 The Citra and Mosaic hops give it plenty of bitterness, while organic malt adds interest and balance. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "The 12 Best Summer Beers of 2019," 10 June 2019 Snuffy’s also operates malt stands at CHS Field and Xcel Energy Center. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Snuffy’s in St. Paul announces closing," 6 June 2019 Salvage Food is not an artisan vinegar-maker, explained founder Nicholas Beaulieu and co-owner Jason Garland, the ex-chefs standing next to what may be the first-ever Chicago-made balsamic aging next to containers of apple cider and malt vinegars. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "Salvage Food is making 'balsamic' from leftover beer, but don't call it a vinegar company," 5 June 2019

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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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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