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}]


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