- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /təʊst/
- (General American) IPA(key): /toʊst/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -əʊst
- Toasted bread.
- I ate a piece of toast for breakfast.
- All toasters toast toast.
- A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.
- At the reception, there were many toasts from the well-wishers.
- 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.
- (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, he’s toast!
- (slang, Jamaica) Extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
- (computing) A transient, pop-up informational window
- To lightly cook by browning via direct exposure to a fire or other heat source.
- We liked to toast marshmallows around the campfire.
- 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.
- 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.
- To warm thoroughly.
- I toasted my feet by the fire.
- (slang, Jamaica) To perform extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
to lightly cook by browning over fire
to lightly cook in a kitchen appliance
to engage in a salutation
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- “toast” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
toast m (invariable)
- toast (a proposed salutation while drinking alcohol)