toast

What do you get when you heat a piece of bread long enough for it to become golden-brown on both sides? Congratulations, you've made a piece of toast!

To make toast, you simply toast bread, or heat it on a grill, in a toaster, or in an oven. People put all kinds of things on toast, from butter to jam to baked beans. Making or giving a toast is another thing all together — this kind of toast is a brief speech given while raising glasses and drinking together: "A toast to the birthday girl!" And if you are so highly regarded in a particular area that you're almost famous, you're "the toast of the town."

Definitions of toast
  1. noun
    slices of bread that have been toasted
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    cinnamon toast
    buttered toast with sugar and cinnamon (and nutmeg and grated lemon peel)
    orange toast
    buttered toast with sugar and grated orange rind and a little orange juice
    Melba toast
    very thin crisp brown toast
    Brussels biscuit, rusk, twice-baked bread, zwieback
    slice of sweet raised bread baked again until it is brown and hard and crisp
    type of:
    bread, breadstuff, staff of life
    food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
  2. verb
    make brown and crisp by heating
    toast bread”
    synonyms: crisp, crispen
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    type of:
    heat, heat up
    make hot or hotter
  3. noun
    a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
    synonyms: pledge
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    type of:
    drink
    a single serving of a beverage
  4. noun
    a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention
    “he was the toast of the town”
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    type of:
    celebrity, famous person
    a widely known person
  5. verb
    propose a toast to
    “Let us toast the birthday girl!”
    synonyms: drink, pledge, salute, wassail
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    give
    propose
    type of:
    honor, honour, reward
    bestow honor or rewards upon
  6. noun
    a person in desperate straits; someone doomed
    “one mistake and you're toast
    synonyms: goner
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    type of:
    desperate
    a person who is frightened and in need of help
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