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toast

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[ tohst ]
/ toʊst /
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noun
sliced bread that has been browned by dry heat.
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
to become toasted.
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Idioms about toast

    be toast, Slang. to be doomed, ruined, or in trouble: If you're late to work again, you're toast!

Origin of toast

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English verb tosten, from Old French toster, from Vulgar Latin tostāre (unattested), derivative of Latin tostus (from unattested torstos ), past participle of torrēre “to parch, roast”, akin to Gothic thaursus, Old Norse thurr “dry”; noun derivative of the verb; see also torrid;see origin at thirst

Other definitions for toast (2 of 2)

toast2
[ tohst ]
/ toʊst /

noun
verb (used with object)
to drink to the health of or in honor of; propose a toast to or in honor of.
to propose as a toast.
verb (used without object)
to propose or drink a toast.

Origin of toast

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First recorded in 1690–1700; figurative use of toast1 (noun); the name of a lady so honored was said to give flavor to the drink comparable to that given by spiced toast
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British Dictionary definitions for toast (1 of 2)

toast1
/ (təʊst) /

noun
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
verb
(tr) to brown under a grill or over a fireto toast cheese
to warm or be warmed in a similar mannerto toast one's hands by the fire

Word Origin for toast

C14: from Old French toster, from Latin tōstus parched, baked from torrēre to dry with heat; see thirst, torrid

British Dictionary definitions for toast (2 of 2)

toast2
/ (təʊst) /

noun
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 madeshe was the toast of the town
verb
to propose or drink a toast to (a person or thing)
(intr) to add vocal effects to a prerecorded track: a disc-jockey techniqueSee also rap 1 (def. 6)

Derived forms of toast

toaster, noun

Word Origin for toast

C17 (in the sense: a lady to whom the company is asked to drink): from toast 1,from the idea that the name of the lady would flavour the drink like a piece of spiced toast
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Other Idioms and Phrases with toast

toast

see warm as toast.

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