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Meaning of “toast” in the English Dictionary

"toast" in British English

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toastnoun

uk   /təʊst/  us   /toʊst/
  • toast noun (BREAD)

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

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  • toast noun (DRINK)

C1 [C] an ​expression of good ​wishes or ​respect for someone that ​involvesholding up and then ​drinking from a ​glass of ​alcohol, ​especiallywine, after a ​shortspeech: Now, if you'd all ​pleaseraiseyourglasses, I'd like to propose a toast to the ​bride and ​groom. Champagne ​corkspopped and the ​guests drank a toast to the ​happycouple.

toastverb [T]

uk   /təʊst/  us   /toʊst/
  • toast verb [T] (HEAT)

to make ​bread or other ​foodwarm, crisp (= hard enough to ​break), and ​brown by putting it near a high ​heat: Do you ​want this ​bread toasted? The ​sandwich was ​served on ​lightly toasted ​ciabatta. informal to ​warm yourself or ​part of ​yourbody: He's just toasting his ​feet by the ​fire.
(Definition of toast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"toast" in American English

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toastnoun

 us   /toʊst/
  • toast noun (BREAD)

[U] slicedbread that has been made ​brown by being put near a high ​heat: buttered toast
  • toast noun (DRINK)

[C] a ​shortspeech in ​honor of someone or in ​celebration of something, ​followed by everyone ​present taking a ​drink: Ted ​raised his ​glass and ​proposed a toast "to ​absentfriends."

toastverb [T]

 us   /toʊst/
  • toast verb [T] (TAKE DRINK)

to make a ​shortspeech and take a ​drink in ​honor of someone or in ​celebration of something: At ​midnight, we toasted the New ​Year.
  • toast verb [T] (HEAT BREAD)

to make ​slicedbreadbrown by putting it near a high ​heat: Would you like me to toast ​yourbagel?
(Definition of toast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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