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Definition of "toast" []

  • To heat and brown (bread, for example) by placing in a toaster or an oven or close to a fire. (verb-transitive)
  • To warm thoroughly, as before a fire: toast one's feet. (verb-transitive)
  • To become toasted: This bread toasts well. (verb-intransitive)
  • Sliced bread heated and browned. (noun)
  • Slang One that is doomed, in trouble, or unworthy of further consideration. (noun)

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 "toast" in a sentence
  • "Cheese omlette and a toast is my favorite breakfast."
  • "Replying to this toast is a great responsibility for two reasons."
  • "Responding to this toast is the honoured President of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Captain John Lake"