toast

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English[edit]

Toast (bread)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French toster (to roast, to grill), from Latin tostus (grilled, burnt, from verb torrere (to burn, to grill)).

Noun[edit]

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toast (uncountable)

  1. Toasted bread.
    I ate a piece of toast for breakfast.
    All toasters toast toast.
  2. A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.
    At the reception, there were many toasts from the well-wishers.
  3. A person, group, or notable object to which a salutation with alcohol is made; a person or group held in similar esteem.
    He was the toast of high society.
  4. (slang) Something that will be no more; something subject to impending destruction, harm or injury.
    If I ever get my hands on the guy that stole my wallet, he’s toast!
  5. (slang, Jamaica) Extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
  6. (computing) A transient, pop-up informational window

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Verb[edit]

toast (third-person singular simple present toasts, present participle toasting, simple past and past participle toasted)

  1. To lightly cook by browning via direct exposure to a fire or other heat source.
    We liked to toast marshmallows around the campfire.
  2. To grill, lightly cook by browning specifically under a grill or in a toaster
    Top with cheese and toast under the grill for a few minutes.
  3. To engage in a salutation and/or accompanying raising of glasses while drinking alcohol in honor of someone or something.
    We toasted the happy couple many times over the course of the evening.
  4. To warm thoroughly.
    I toasted my feet by the fire.
  5. (slang, Jamaica) To perform extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.

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References[edit]

  • toast” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

toast m (plural toasts)

  1. toast

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Italian[edit]

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English

Noun[edit]

toast m (invariable)

  1. toast, pledge (in honour of someone)
  2. toasted sandwich

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English toast

Noun[edit]

toast m

  1. toast (a proposed salutation while drinking alcohol)

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