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."

Primary Meanings of toast

1.
nv
slices of bread that have been toasted
make brown and crisp by heating
2.
nv
a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
propose a toast to
3.
n
a person in desperate straits; someone doomed
Full Definitions of toast
1

n slices of bread that have been toasted

Types:
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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

v make brown and crisp by heating

toast bread”
Synonyms:
crisp, crispen
Type of:
heat, heat up
make hot or hotter
2

n a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event

Synonyms:
pledge
Type of:
drink
a single serving of a beverage

n a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention

“he was the toast of the town”
Type of:
celebrity, famous person
a widely known person

v propose a toast to

“Let us toast the birthday girl!”
Synonyms:
drink, pledge, salute, wassail
Types:
give
propose
Type of:
honor, honour, reward
bestow honor or rewards upon
3

n a person in desperate straits; someone doomed

“one mistake and you're toast
Synonyms:
goner
Type of:
desperate
a person who is frightened and in need of help

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