- to convert (grain) into malt by soaking it in water and allowing it to germinate.
- to treat or mix with malt, malt extract, etc.
- to make (liquor) with malt.
- to become malt.
- to produce malt from grain.
Origin of malt
Examples from the Web for malting
Historical Examples of malting
The malting of grains, it will be remembered, is explained in Cereals.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Barley intended for malting should be fertilized to this end.Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
We may say, then, that by the malting of barley we lose at least 2½ cwt.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
Charles Alexander Cameron
This corresponds to a malting increase of about 7%, which is a high yield.
Upon a nice performance of the sweating process, which may be likened to malting, the value of the cocoa greatly depends.
- a building in which malt is made or storedAlso called: malt house
- to make into or become malt
- to make (something, esp liquor) with malt
Word Origin for malt
mid-15c., "to convert grain to malt," from malt (n.). Meaning + "to make with malt" is from c.1600. Related: Malted; malting. Malt liquor (which is fermented, not brewed) first attested 1690s. Malted "a drink with malted milk" is from 1945.
Old English malt (Anglian), mealt (West Saxon), from Proto-Germanic *maltam (cf. Old Norse malt, Old Saxon malt, Middle Dutch, Dutch mout, Old High German malz, German Malz "malt"), from PIE *meld- (cf. melt), extended form of root *mel- "soft," probably via notion of "softening" the grain by steeping it in water before brewing. Finnish mallas, Old Church Slavonic mlato are considered to be borrowed from Germanic.
- Mucosal-associated with lymphoid tissue; rare type of lymphoma of the stomach that may be associated with infection by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori.MALT lymphoma