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

The trio of beers also includes the brewery's flagship Peanut Butter Porter, which is made with chocolate malts and natural peanut flavoring. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Malted Milk Ball Stout is Westallion Brewing's newest candy-inspired beer, in time for Halloween," 12 Sep. 2019 The fresh strawberries are sweet, and a sundae or malt from the Dairy Building is a must. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: Step right up, for your ‘potentially gut-churning pickled, spiced, sauced, cheese-covered, and deep-fried whatever’!," 25 Aug. 2019 Totally different in that there are dark toasted malts and tons of coffee flavor, but still a thick mouth feel and 30 IBU for the sampler trying to avoid too much bitterness in their glass. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: The Reds could soon be out of it and no reason for Bengals optimism," 4 June 2019 The drink is in the top 25 brands among malt beverages and beers, with sales speeding past all craft beer brands save for Blue Moon Belgian White, reported CBS affiliate WDJT-TV in July. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "There is a nationwide shortage of White Claw hard seltzer," 7 Sep. 2019 Customarily renowned for its dairy, malt beverages and cranberries, the state has been a leader in growing potatoes as well. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin farmers — and diners — dig potatoes of all types and colors," 15 Aug. 2019 Co-founders Charlie Gottenkieny and Ryan Evans love the malts, flavors and yeast strains found in that country’s beers and have built their brewery around them. The Know Staff, The Know, "12 under-the-radar breweries that you should be drinking at this summer," 3 July 2019 Ellen Bull’s costumes are ready for the malt shop or the dance in the gym. nola.com, "Wittiness and romance make ‘Much Ado’ quite something at Tulane Shakespeare Fest," 19 June 2019 On the way back to Arlington, Tom and Tracy stopped at Health Camp in Waco, a local institution serving malts, shakes and burgers. Gary Jacobson, Dallas News, "BBQ Posse journeys into heart of Texas to find perfect plate," 17 June 2019

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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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