toast

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English[edit]

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Toast (bread)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English tost, from the verb tosten (see below).

Noun[edit]

toast (countable and uncountable, plural toasts)

  1. (uncountable) Toasted bread.
    I ate a piece of toast for breakfast.
  2. (countable) A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.
    At the reception, there were many toasts from the well-wishers.
  3. (countable) 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, chiefly US, uncountable) 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, graphical user interface) A transient, informational pop-up window.
    • 2012, Nick Lecrenski, ‎Doug Holland, ‎Allen Sanders, Professional Windows 8 Programming
      With the new Windows Push Notification Service, you can remotely send notifications from a cloud-based web service. In Windows 8, the majority of the Toast messages are standard duration toasts.
Usage notes[edit]

The slang sense of something or someone subject to impending destruction is most commonly found predicatively in the combination be (or become) toast.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English tosten, from Old French toster (to roast, grill), from Latin tostus (grilled, burnt), from verb torreō (to burn, grill).

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.
Translations[edit]
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References[edit]

  • toast” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English toast.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

toast m (plural toasts, diminutive toastje n)

  1. toast (congratulation or salutation while raising a glass containing a usually alcoholic drink)
  2. an event held in honour of some person or some occasion where alcoholic drinks are consumed
  3. (chiefly diminutive) Melba toast

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English toast. Doublet of tôt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

toast m (plural toasts)

  1. toast

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English toast.

Noun[edit]

toast m (invariable)

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

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English toast.

Noun[edit]

toast m (definite singular toasten, indefinite plural toaster, definite plural toastene)

  1. toast (toasted bread)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English toast.

Noun[edit]

toast m (definite singular toasten, indefinite plural toastar, definite plural toastane)

  1. toast (toasted bread)

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English toast.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

toast m inan

  1. toast (proposed salutation)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • toast in Polish dictionaries at PWN