Complete Definition of "toast"

English

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/tÉÊst/
(General American|US) IPA|/toÊst/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊst|-ÉÊst

Etymology
Old French toster (to roast, to grill) < Latin tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill))

The salutation originally referred to the beautiful or popular woman whose health was proposed and drunk, from the use of spiced toast to flavor drink, regarding her as figuratively adding piquancy to the wine in which her health was drunk

Noun
wikipedia|Toast (disambiguation)|Toast
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  1. Toasted bread.

#:I ate a piece of toast for breakfast.

  1. slang Something that will be no more; something subject to impending destruction, harm or injury.

#:If I ever get my hands on the guy that stole my wallet, heâs toast!

  1. A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.

#:At the reception, there were many toasts from the well-wishers.

  1. (Jamaican and U.S. black slang) extemporaneous narrative poem or rap

Translations
trans-top|toasted bread
Czech: topinka f
Dutch: toost, geroosterd brood
Finnish: paahtoleipä
Friulan: brustulâ
German: Toast m
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Serbian: dvopek
Slovak: hrianka f
Spanish: pan tostado m, tostada f
Swedish: rostat bröd
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trans-top|salutation
Dutch: toost, heildronk
Finnish: maljan esittäminen
German: Trinkspruch, Toast
Portuguese: torrada, brinde
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Serbian: zdravica
Slovene: zdravica f, zdravljica f
Swedish: skål
Spanish: brindis m
Turkish: tost
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To lightly cook by browning via direct exposure to a fire or other heat source.

#:We liked to toast marshmallows around the campfire.

  1. To grill, lightly cook by browning specifically under a grill or in a toaster

#:Top with cheese and toast under the grill for a few minutes.

  1. To engage in a salutation and/or accompanying raising of glasses while drinking alcohol in honor of someone or something.

#:We toasted the happy couple many times over the course of the evening.

Translations
trans-top|lightly cook by browning over fire
Dutch: roosteren
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Spanish: tostar
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trans-top|lightly cook in a kitchen appliance
Dutch: grillen, roosteren, toasten
German: toasten
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Spanish: gratinar
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trans-top|translations to be checked
Finnish: paahtaa (1), esittää malja (2)
Slovene: nazdraviti (1)
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Swedish: rosta bröd (1), skåla (2)
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trans-top|salutation
Dutch: toasten, drinken op
German: toasten
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Related terms
the salutation
to propose a toast

the food
toaster

References
R:Online Etymology Dictionary

Category:English ergative verbs

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Revision and Credits for"toast"
  • 2007-11-07 22:18 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/97.80.127.179|97.80.127.179]] ([[User_talk:97.80.127.179|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Interwicket|Interwicket]]

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