verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become malt.
to produce malt from grain.

Nearby words

  1. malpractice,
  2. malpresentation,
  3. malraux,
  4. malraux, andré,
  5. malrotation,
  6. malt extract,
  7. malt liquor,
  8. malt shop,
  9. malt whisky,
  10. malta

Origin of malt

before 900; Middle English; Old English mealt; cognate with Old Norse malt, German Malz; akin to melt1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for malting

British Dictionary definitions for malting



a building in which malt is made or storedAlso called: malt house



cereal grain, such as barley, that is kiln-dried after it has germinated by soaking in water
short for malt whisky


to make into or become malt
to make (something, esp liquor) with malt

Word Origin for malt

Old English mealt; related to Dutch mout, Old Norse malt; see also melt

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Word Origin and History for malting
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Medicine definitions for malting




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

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