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Definition of "malt" []

  • Grain, usually barley, that has been allowed to sprout, used chiefly in brewing and distilling. (noun)
  • An alcoholic beverage, such as beer or ale, brewed from malt. (noun)
  • See malted milk. (noun)
  • To process (grain) into malt. (verb-transitive)
  • To treat or mix with malt or a malt extract. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "malt" in a sentence
  • "New-York deserve much credit for the high improvement they have made in the quality of their malt liquors within a few years, which seem to justify the hope that they will continue these advances to excellence, until they realise the opinion of Combrune and others, that it is possible to produce a "_malt wine_.""
  • "The fresh barley (a standard two-row malting variety) adds a nice underpinning of sweetness, but the malt is a supporting player in this beer; the hops are the headliners."
  • "Etc: Often comes from Bamberg, where malt is dried with the smoke of local beech wood."