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 ] 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 jam for breakfast.
I'm having beans on toast for supper.

More examples

  • As it was a cold morning, she stoked up on bacon, eggs and beans on toast.
  • They breakfasted hurriedly on tea and toast.
  • She spread her toast with a thick layer of butter.

toastverb [ T ]

uk /təʊst/ us /toʊst/

(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 ] sliced bread that has been made brown by being put near a high heat:

buttered toast

toast noun (DRINK)

[ C ] a short speech 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 absent friends."

toastverb [ T ]

us /toʊst/

toast verb [ T ] (TAKE DRINK)

to make a short speech 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 sliced bread brown by putting it near a high heat:

Would you like me to toast your bagel?

(Definition of “toast” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)