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Meaning of TOAST

Pronunciation:  towst

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

TOAST is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. Any completely inoperable system or component, especially one that has just crashed and burned: "Uh, oh ... I think the serial board is toast."

2. To cause a system to crash accidentally, especially in a manner that requires manual rebooting. "Rick just toasted the firewall machine again."

Compare fried.

 

 

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