Definitions for: Toast


[n] slices of bread that have been toasted
[n] a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
[v] make brown and crisp by heating; "toast bread"
[v] propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"



Webster (1913) Definition: Toast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Toasted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Toasting.] [OF. toster to roast, toast, fr. L. torrere,
tostum, to parch, roast. See Torrid.]
1. To dry and brown by the heat of a fire; as, to toast
bread.

2. To warm thoroughly; as, to toast the feet.

3. To name when a health is proposed to be drunk; to drink to
the health, or in honor, of; as, to toast a lady.


Toast, n. [OF. toste, or tost['e]e, toasted bread. See
Toast, v.]
1. Bread dried and browned before a fire, usually in slices;
also, a kind of food prepared by putting slices of toasted
bread into milk, gravy, etc.



My sober evening let the tankard bless, With toast
embrowned, and fragrant nutmeg fraught. --T. Warton.

2. A lady in honor of whom persons or a company are invited
to drink; -- so called because toasts were formerly put
into the liquor, as a great delicacy.

It now came to the time of Mr. Jones to give a toast
. . . who could not refrain from mentioning his dear
Sophia. --Fielding.

3. Hence, any person, especially a person of distinction, in
honor of whom a health is drunk; hence, also, anything so
commemorated; a sentiment, as ``The land we live in,''
``The day we celebrate,'' etc.

Toast rack, a small rack or stand for a table, having
partitions for holding slices of dry toast.

Synonyms: crisp, drink, pledge, pledge, salute, wassail

See Also: booze, bread, breadstuff, Brussels biscuit, cinnamon toast, drink, fuddle, give, heat, heat up, honor, honour, Melba toast, orange toast, reward, rusk, staff of life, twice-baked bread, zwieback

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