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Definition of TOAST

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Toast \Toast\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Toasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Toasting}.] [OF. toster to roast, toast, fr. L. torrere, tostum, to parch, roast. See {Torrid}.]
     1. To dry and brown by the heat of a fire; as, to toast bread. [1913 Webster]

     2. To warm thoroughly; as, to toast the feet.
        [1913 Webster]

     3. To name when a health is proposed to be drunk; to drink to the health, or in honor, of; as, to toast a lady. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Toast \Toast\, n. [OF. toste, or tost['e]e, toasted bread. See {Toast}, v.]
     1. Bread dried and browned before a fire, usually in slices; also, a kind of food prepared by putting slices of toasted bread into milk, gravy, etc. [1913 Webster]

              My sober evening let the tankard bless, With toast embrowned, and fragrant nutmeg fraught.
                                                    --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

     2. A lady in honor of whom persons or a company are invited to drink; -- so called because toasts were formerly put into the liquor, as a great delicacy. [1913 Webster]

              It now came to the time of Mr. Jones to give a toast
              . . . who could not refrain from mentioning his dear Sophia.                               --Fielding. [1913 Webster]

     3. Hence, any person, especially a person of distinction, in honor of whom a health is drunk; hence, also, anything so commemorated; a sentiment, as "The land we live in," "The day we celebrate," etc. [1913 Webster]

     {Toast rack}, a small rack or stand for a table, having partitions for holding slices of dry toast. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

toast


      1. n.Any completely inoperable system or component, esp. one that has just crashed and burned: ?Uh, oh ... I think the serial board is toast.? (This sense went mainstream around 1993.)

      2. vt. To cause a system to crash accidentally, especially in a manner that requires manual rebooting. ?Rick just toasted the {firewall machine} again.? Compare {fried}.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

213 Moby Thesaurus words for "toast":
     French bread, Irish soda bread, Italian bread, anniversaries, appreciation, bake, barbecue, baste, be in heat, beige, belle, bib, black bread, blanch, blaze, bloom, boil, booze, braise, bread, bread stick, bread stuff, brew, broil, brown, brown bread, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, burn, celebrating, celebration, ceremony, cheers, chocolate, choke, cinnamon, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coddle, coffee, coffee-brown, combust, commemoration, congratulate, cook, cracked-wheat bread, crust, curry, dark bread, darling, devil, do, do to perfection, drab, drain the cup, dressing ship, drink, drink in, drink off, drink to, drink up, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, fanfare, fanfaronade, favorite, fawn, fawn-colored, felicitate, festivity, fine lady, fire, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flicker, flourish of trumpets, flush, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, fuscous, garlic bread, gasp, glow, good wishes, graham bread, grande dame, greet, greetings, grege, griddle, grill, guzzle, hazel, heat, hero, heroine, holiday, honor, idol, imbibe, incandesce, jubilee, khaki, loaf of bread, lurid, marking the occasion, matzo, matzoth, memorialization, memory, nut bread, nut-brown, observance, olive-brown, olive-drab, ovation, oven-bake, pain, pan, pan-broil, pant, parboil, parch, pay tribute to, pita, pledge, poach, precieuse, prepare, prepare food, pull, pumpernickel, quaff, radiate heat, raisin bread, rejoicing, religious rites, remembrance, remembrances, revel, rite, ritual observance, roast, rye bread, salt-rising bread, salutations, salute, salvo, saute, scald, scallop, scorch, seal, seal-brown, sear, seethe, sepia, shimmer with heat, shirr, simmer, sip, smolder, smother, snuff-colored, solemn observance, solemnization, sorrel, sourbread, sourdough bread, spark, staff of life, steam, stew, stifle, stir-fry, suck, suck in, suckle, suffocate, sup, sweat, swelter, swig, swill, tan, taupe, tawny, testimonial, testimonial banquet, testimonial dinner, tipple, toast-brown, tommy, toss down, toss off, tribute, triumph, umber, umber-colored, unleavened bread, walnut, walnut-brown, wash down, white bread, whole wheat bread, yellowish-brown


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