toast

toast1 S3 [təust US toust] n
[Date: 1400-1500; Origin: TOAST2;]
[Sense: 2; Origin: from the use of pieces of toast to add to the taste of drink]
1.) [U]
bread that has been heated so that it is brown on both sides and no longer soft
I had a piece of toast for breakfast.
2.)
if you drink a toast to someone, you drink something in order to thank them, wish them luck etc
I'd like to propose a toast (=ask people to drink a toast) to the bride and groom.
3.) be the toast of Broadway/Hollywood etc
to be very popular and praised by many people for something you have done in a particular field of work
4.) warm as toast
BrE very warm and comfortable
They sat near the fire, warm as toast.
5.) be toast informal
to be in trouble because of something you have done
If you challenge her, you're toast.
toast 2
toast2 v [T]
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: toster, from Late Latin tostare 'to roast', from Latin tostus, past participle of torrere; TORRID]
1.) to drink a glass of wine etc to thank someone, wish someone luck, or celebrate something
toast sb/sth with sth
They toasted the birth of their new baby with champagne.
2.) to make bread or other food brown by placing it close to heat
Toasted the cheese sandwiches.
3.) to sit near a fire to make yourself warm
Tom was toasting his feet by the fire.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(in order to make more palatable, as bread or cheese), / (thoroughly), , (in drinking), / , , , , , (uttered at a convivial meeting)


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