define.com: Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples

toast

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Toast \Toast\, noun [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Toast \Toast\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

toast

noun

1: slices of bread that have been toasted

2: a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention; "he was the toast of the town"

3: a person in desperate straits; someone doomed; "I'm a goner if this plan doesn't work"; "one mistake and you're toast" [syn: {goner}, {toast}]

4: a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event [syn: {pledge}, {toast}]

verb

1: make brown and crisp by heating; "toast bread"; "crisp potatoes" [syn: {crispen}, {toast}, {crisp}]

2: propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year" [syn: {toast}, {drink}, {pledge}, {salute}, {wassail}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

SIM Card
Golden Key

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:46:17 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_toast_2015-03-04_16-46-17_54-226-10-234