Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “toast”

See all translations

toast

noun uk   /təʊst/ us    /toʊst/

toast noun (BREAD)

A2 [U] sliced bread made warm, crisp (= hard enough to break), and brown by being put near a high heat: a slice of toast I have toast and marmalade for breakfast. I'm having beans on toast for supper.
More examples

toast noun (DRINK)

C1 [C] an expression of good wishes or respect for someone that involves holding up and then drinking from a glass of alcohol, especially wine, after a short speech: Now, if you'd all please raise your glasses, I'd like to propose a toast to the bride and groom. Champagne corks popped and the guests drank a toast to the happy couple.

toast

verb [T] uk   /təʊst/ us    /toʊst/

toast verb [T] (HEAT)

to make bread or other food warm, crisp (= hard enough to break), and brown by putting it near a high heat: Do you want this bread toasted? Can I have a toasted sandwich, please? informal to warm yourself or part of your body: He's just toasting his feet by the fire.

toast verb [T] (DRINK)

to hold up your glass and then drink as an expression of good wishes or respect: We toasted the happy couple.
(Definition of toast from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of toast?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “toast” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More