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toast

noun \ ˈtōst \

Definition of toast

1 a :sliced bread browned on both sides by heat
b :food prepared with toasted bread
2 :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

Examples of toast in a Sentence

  1. I had toast for breakfast.

  2. He made a toast to the bride and groom.

  3. Everyone drank a toast to the bride and groom.

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First Known Use of toast

15th century


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toast

verb

Definition of toast

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

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Origin and Etymology of toast

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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toast

verb

Definition of toast

transitive verb
:to propose or drink to as a toast

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First Known Use of toast

1640



TOAST Defined for Kids

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toast

verb \ ˈtōst \

Definition of toast for Students

toasted; toasting
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

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toast

noun

Definition of toast for Students

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.

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toast

verb

Definition of toast for Students

toasted; toasting
:to drink in honor of


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