American English

Definition of toast noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] slices of bread that have been made brown and crisp by heating them on both sides in a toaster or under a broiler cheese on toast a piece of toast two slices of toast see also French toast
  2. 2[countable] toast (to somebody/something) the act of a group of people wishing someone happiness, success, etc. by drinking a glass of something, especially alcohol, at the same time I'd like to propose a toast to the bride and groom. The committee drank a toast to the new project.
  3. 3[singular] the toast of… a person who is praised by a lot of people in a particular place because of something that they have done well The performance made her the toast of the festival.
  4. Idioms
    be toast (informal)
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    to be likely to die or be destroyed One mistake and you're toast.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: toast