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Toast (bread)

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English tost, from the verb tosten (see below).

NounEdit

toast (countable and uncountable, plural toasts)

  1. (uncountable) Toasted bread.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 23:
      Tea was a very special institution, revolving as it did around the ceremony and worship of Toast. In [public schools] where alcohol, tobacco and drugs were forbidden, it was essential that something should take their place as a powerful and public totem of virility and cool. Toast, for reasons lost in time, was the substance chosen.
    I ate a piece of toast for breakfast.
  2. (countable) A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.
    At the reception, there were many toasts from the well-wishers.
  3. (countable) A person, group, or notable object to which a salutation with alcohol is made; a person or group held in similar esteem.
    He was the toast of high society.
  4. (slang, chiefly US, uncountable) 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, he’s toast!
  5. (slang, Jamaican) Extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
  6. (computing, graphical user interface) A transient, informational pop-up window.
    • 2012, Nick Lecrenski, ‎Doug Holland, ‎Allen Sanders, Professional Windows 8 Programming
      With the new Windows Push Notification Service, you can remotely send notifications from a cloud-based web service. In Windows 8, the majority of the Toast messages are standard duration toasts.
Usage notesEdit

The slang sense of something or someone subject to impending destruction is most commonly found predicatively in the combination be (or become) toast.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English tosten, from Old French toster (to roast, grill), from Latin tostus (grilled, burnt), from verb torreō (to burn, grill).

VerbEdit

toast (third-person singular simple present toasts, present participle toasting, simple past and past participle toasted)

  1. To lightly cook by browning via direct exposure to a fire or other heat source.
    We liked to toast marshmallows around the campfire.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To warm thoroughly.
    I toasted my feet by the fire.
  5. (slang, Jamaican) To perform extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
TranslationsEdit
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ReferencesEdit

  • toast” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English toast.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

toast m (plural toasts, diminutive toastje n)

  1. toast (congratulation or salutation while raising a glass containing a usually alcoholic drink)
  2. an event held in honour of some person or some occasion where alcoholic drinks are consumed
  3. (chiefly diminutive) Melba toast

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English toast. Doublet of tôt.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

toast m (plural toasts)

  1. toast

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English toast.

NounEdit

toast m (invariable)

  1. toast, pledge (in honour of someone)
  2. toasted sandwich

AnagramsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English toast.

NounEdit

toast m (definite singular toasten, indefinite plural toaster, definite plural toastene)

  1. toast (toasted bread)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English toast.

NounEdit

toast m (definite singular toasten, indefinite plural toastar, definite plural toastane)

  1. toast (toasted bread)

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English toast.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

toast m inan

  1. toast (proposed salutation)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • toast in Polish dictionaries at PWN