toast

noun
\ ˈtōst How to pronounce toast (audio) \

Definition of toast

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : sliced bread browned on both sides by heat
b : food prepared with toasted bread
2 [toast entry 3] : an act of proposing or of drinking in honor of a toast
3 slang : one that is finished or done for soon their relationship was toast— Rick Reilly
4 : a rhyming narrative poem existing in oral tradition among black Americans
5 [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 drink
b : one that is highly admired she's the toast of society

toast

verb (1)
toasted; toasting; toasts

Definition of toast (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to make (food, such as bread) crisp, hot, and brown by heat
2 : to warm thoroughly

intransitive verb

: to become toasted especially : to warm thoroughly

toast

verb (2)
toasted; toasting; toasts

Definition of toast (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to propose or drink to as a toast

Examples of toast in a Sentence

Noun I had toast for breakfast. He made a toast to the bride and groom. Everyone drank a toast to the bride and groom.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun OnWednesday, March 18, Fullmer organized a virtual toast to local brewers during which people from across the state posted videos of themselves on Facebook with updates and words of encouragement. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Coronavirus marks a watershed moment for Arizona breweries. Now they're in survival mode," 24 Mar. 2020 So here’s a toast to Ionescu’s final Bay Area appearances in an Oregon uniform. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "A touch of royalty as Sabrina Ionescu brings No. 3 Oregon women to town," 20 Feb. 2020 On Peled’s seventieth birthday—in a green Jerusalem garden—Smadar was videotaped in a light purple flowered dress and white headband reading a toast to her grandfather. Colum Mccann, Harper's magazine, "Here and There," 20 Jan. 2020 The $80 ticket includes food and a champagne toast. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "You can ring in 2020 with New Year's Eve party host Victor Oladipo," 30 Dec. 2019 Having a toast on the menu is something of a requirement in Los Angeles. Alex Pastron, Bon Appétit, "This Seeded Bread Restored My Faith in Fancy Breakfast Toast," 26 Dec. 2019 The first, a closing party on November 23, will feature a champagne toast and live music from Cassidy’s own band, Cancelled Stamps, as well as other unannounced acts. Sameer Rao, baltimoresun.com, "‘It’s time to move on’: Highlandtown staple The Laughing Pint to close this month," 7 Nov. 2019 With a first name that is Bulgarian and Turkish for 'beer', our sixth Dembele can be raising a toast for himself after a half decent career that saw him turn out for two English sides. SI.com, "Ranking the 10 Best Dembeles Out of the Hundreds Football Has to Offer," 10 Oct. 2019 After a toast from Robbie—the evening’s host—guests which included the Haim Sisters, Maude Apatow, and Charlie Heaton all dined al fresco alongside the iconic pool at the Chateau Marmont. Vogue, "Margot Robbie Launched Chanel’s Latest Fragrance—Gabrielle Chanel Essence—With a Garden Dinner at Chateau Marmont," 13 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Toss with hot cooked pasta and top with fried capers or toasted breadcrumbs. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "‘No-recipe recipe’ for pasta, using ingredients you likely have in your pantry," 26 Mar. 2020 Rest of Wisconsin, Caramel deLites: Crispy cookies topped with caramel, toasted coconut and fudge stripes. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Not all Girl Scout Cookies sold in Wisconsin are the same. Here's what sets them apart and where you can find them.," 15 Jan. 2020 Brassy Big Red opens her living room to you, sharing holiday stories and humor, toasting the New Year and serenading the audience. Holly Baumbach, chicagotribune.com, "Things to do in Chicago today | Dec. 9," 9 Dec. 2019 Drizzle with sea salt caramel sauce and serve with a scoop of toasted cinnamon ice cream, if desired. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "Sweet and savory Thanksgiving pies," 21 Nov. 2019 For this easy Thanksgiving side dish, butternut squash is roasted it until lightly browned outside and tender inside, then seasoned with a warmed lemon vinaigrette spiked with toasted cumin and fennel seeds. oregonlive, "29 Thanksgiving side dish recipes, including 3 must-have green bean casseroles," 20 Nov. 2019 Place burgers on toasted bottom buns and top with fried egg (optional) and a few scoops of kimchi. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "These Juicy Burger Recipes Put New Spins On A Classic Dish," 23 Aug. 2019 Get Oaxaca’s ultimate street food, tlayudas, at the evening-only Libres Tlayudas Doña Martha downtown, where large crispy tortillas are toasted on sidewalk grills before being smothered in beans, Oaxaca cheese, crispy lettuce, avocado, and salsa. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "All the New Places to Eat, Drink, Stay, and Play in Oaxaca, Mexico," 17 Feb. 2020 Add ground Sichuan peppercorn, minced garlic and cook, swirling pan, until toasted, about 1 minute. Erin Booke, Dallas News, "Prosper restaurant develops whimsical Chinese New Year dinner, including a pasta dish that will tingle your taste buds," 22 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Spread the cheese mixture on the pumpernickel bread, then bake at 425 for 5 minutes, until bread is toasted and topping is bubbling and slightly browned. Rasputin Todd, Cincinnati.com, "Goetta Hanky Panky is the most Cincinnati Super Bowl food ever," 30 Jan. 2020 By the final game, which involved each team writing a pop song in five minutes, everyone was toasted. Nick Romano, EW.com, "The Jonas Brothers get seriously day drunk with Seth Meyers," 22 Jan. 2020 Add ground Sichuan peppercorn, minced garlic and cook, swirling pan, until toasted, about 1 minute. Erin Booke, Dallas News, "Prosper restaurant develops whimsical Chinese New Year dinner, including a pasta dish that will tingle your taste buds," 22 Jan. 2020 Serve these with toasted brioche or baguette for plenty of dunking. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Four breakfasts worth celebrating," 27 Dec. 2019 The garlic and bread get toasted before adding in broth and eggs. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Cold season is coming. Keep calm and garlic on.," 31 Oct. 2019 They're toasted to a golden crisp and the touch of vanilla is a perfect counterpoint to the salty notes of your favorite breakfast meat. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "Planning to storm the castle? Here's a guide to the menu at Arizona's first White Castle," 25 Oct. 2019 So why not try some toasted mealworms, the larval form of the mealworm beetle. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "The food that can feed, and maybe save, the planet: Bugs," 25 Oct. 2019 In a separate skillet, garlic, ginger and dried chiles are toasted in sesame oil. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Cauliflower power: 6 places with hot cauliflower dishes," 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of toast

Noun

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

Verb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

Verb (2)

1640, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toast

Verb (1)

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

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The first known use of toast was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

2 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Toast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toast. Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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toast

verb
\ ˈtōst How to pronounce toast (audio) \
toasted; toasting

Kids Definition of toast

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : to make (food) crisp, hot, and brown by heat toast bread toast cheese
2 : to warm completely Their bare toes toasted in the heat from the fire.— Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie

toast

noun

Kids Definition of toast (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : sliced bread made crisp, hot, and brown by heat
2 : an act of drinking in honor of a person
3 : a person in whose honor other people drink
4 : a highly admired person He's the toast of the town.

toast

verb
toasted; toasting

Kids Definition of toast (Entry 3 of 3)

: to drink in honor of

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