Definitions for: Malt


[n] grain that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling
[n] alcoholic beverage made with malt
[n] a milkshake made with malt powder
[v] convert into malt
[v] convert grain into malt
[v] turn into malt, become malt
[v] treat with malt or malt extract



Webster (1913) Definition: Malt, n. [AS. mealt; akin to D. mout, G. malz, Icel.,
Sw., & Dan. malt, and E. melt. [root]108. See Melt.]
Barley or other grain, steeped in water and dried in a kiln,
thus forcing germination until the saccharine principle has
been evolved. It is used in brewing and in the distillation
of whisky.


Malt, a.
Relating to, containing, or made with, malt.

Malt liquor, an alcoholic liquor, as beer, ale, porter,
etc., prepared by fermenting an infusion of malt.

Malt dust, fine particles of malt, or of the grain used in
making malt; -- used as a fertilizer. `` Malt dust
consists chiefly of the infant radicle separated from the
grain.'' --Sir H. Davy.

Malt floor, a floor for drying malt.

Malt house, or Malthouse, a house in which malt is made.


Malt kiln, a heated chamber for drying malt.


Malt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malted: p. pr. & vb. n.
Malting.]
To make into malt; as, to malt barley.


Malt, v. i.
To become malt; also, to make grain into malt. --Mortimer.

Synonyms: malted, malted milk

See Also: alcohol, alcoholic beverage, cereal, convert, food grain, grain, inebriant, intoxicant, malt, malt liquor, milk shake, milkshake, process, shake, treat, wort

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