verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- malraux, andré,
- malt extract,
- malt liquor,
- malt shop,
- malt whisky,
Origin of malt
Examples from the Web for malting
He seemed to have thought a good deal in those lonely watches; but he passed it off by referring to the malting.Round About a Great Estate|Richard Jefferies
Barley intended for malting should be fertilized to this end.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
The malting industry is still busily pursued, although the town is not so exclusively devoted to it as formerly.Hertfordshire|Herbert W Tompkins
Upon a nice performance of the sweating process, which may be likened to malting, the value of the cocoa greatly depends.
The first and most important by reducing the tubers to a pulp, and malting the entire mass.
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.