sliced bread that has been browned by dry heat.
to brown, as bread or cheese, by exposure to heat.
to heat or warm thoroughly at a fire: She toasted her feet at the fireplace.
to become toasted.
Idioms about toast
be toast, Slang. to be doomed, ruined, or in trouble: If you're late to work again, you're toast!
Other definitions for toast (2 of 2)
a salutation or a few words of congratulation, good wishes, appreciation, remembrance, etc., uttered immediately before drinking to a person, event, etc.
a person, event, sentiment, or the like, in honor of whom another or others raise their glasses in salutation and then drink.
an act or instance of thus drinking: They drank a toast to the queen.
a call on another or others to drink to some person or thing.
a person who is celebrated as with the spirited homage of a toast: She was the toast of five continents.
to drink to the health of or in honor of; propose a toast to or in honor of.
to propose as a toast.
to propose or drink a toast.
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How to use toast in a sentence
She was the toast of the theater town for a while, earning a spot on a “30 under 30” list, but that was a minute ago, and now she feels stuck.
The Los Angeles Rams were the toast of football under second-year coach Sean McVay in 2018, finishing 13-3 and going all the way to the Super Bowl before losing a defensive struggle to Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots.The L.A. Rams Are Running Their Way Back Into Contention | Neil Paine (email@example.com) | October 8, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
That last button allows you to extend the toast time without going overboard.
I can’t count how many mornings I’ve mindlessly folded a piece of toast around a strip of bacon, or piled big, fat slices of fresh summer tomatoes on a hunk of good bread.
In 2016, a new credit card joined avocado toast as a cultural touchstone for affluent millennials.Chase’s Sapphire card created a millennial ‘cult.’ Can it last through COVID? | Jeff | August 24, 2020 | Fortune
For Paul, the thrill of breakfast with the Reverend, may be giving way to the taste of burnt toast.
Just three years ago, Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge were the toast of the liberal establishment.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple | James Kirchick | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Much like the Taj Mahal, Revel opened in classically gaudy Atlantic City style in April 2012—with a sunrise Champagne toast.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal | Olivia Nuzzi | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His cannabis-infused menus range from truffle tuna casserole and coconut chicken to French toast and omelets.
Over a glass (or more) of port, we toast to the Queen…and Dame Judi Dench.
He silenced her with a gesture, and, leaving a piece of toast half-eaten on his plate, he got up and went into his study.Uncanny Tales | Various
Could we men of to-day have done it justice and sat it and the toast list out, I wonder.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
The menu was long, elaborate and imposing; equalled only by the toast list, which contained no less than sixteen separate toasts.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
But being observed, one evening, to omit it, a gentleman reminded him that he had forgotten to toast his favorite lady.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Coals!what would he do with coals?toast his cheese with em, and then come back for more.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for toast (1 of 2)
sliced bread browned by exposure to heat, usually under a grill, over a fire, or in a toaster
be toast informal to face certain destruction or defeat
(tr) to brown under a grill or over a fire: to toast cheese
to warm or be warmed in a similar manner: to toast one's hands by the fire
British Dictionary definitions for toast (2 of 2)
a tribute or proposal of health, success, etc, given to a person or thing by a company of people and marked by raising glasses and drinking together
a person or thing honoured by such a tribute or proposal
(esp formerly) an attractive woman to whom such tributes are frequently made: she was the toast of the town
to propose or drink a toast to (a person or thing)
(intr) to add vocal effects to a prerecorded track: a disc-jockey technique: See also rap 1 (def. 6)
- toaster, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with toast
see warm as toast.
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