Meaning of toast

toast

Pronunciation: (tōst), [key]
— n.
  1. sliced bread that has been browned by dry heat.
—v.t.
  1. to brown, as bread or cheese, by exposure to heat.
  2. to heat or warm thoroughly at a fire: She toasted her feet at the fireplace.
—v.i.
  1. to become toasted.

toast

Pronunciation: (tōst), [key]
— n.
  1. a salutation or a few words of congratulation, good wishes, appreciation, remembrance, etc., uttered immediately before drinking to a person, event, etc.
  2. a person, event, sentiment, or the like, in honor of whom another or others raise their glasses in salutation and then drink.
  3. an act or instance of thus drinking: They drank a toast to the queen.
  4. a call on another or others to drink to some person or thing.
  5. a person who is celebrated as with the spirited homage of a toast: She was the toast of five continents.
—v.t.
  1. to drink to the health of or in honor of; propose a toast to or in honor of.
  2. to propose as a toast.
—v.i.
  1. to propose or drink a toast.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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