Definition of malt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mɔːlt//
    , also BrE//mɒlt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɔːlt//
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  1. 1 [uncountable] grain, usually barley, that has been left in water for a period of time and then dried, used for making beer, whisky, etc.
  2. 2 [uncountable, countable] = malt whisky
  3. 3 [uncountable, countable] (North American English) = malted milk
  4. Word OriginOld English m(e)alt, of Germanic origin; related to melt.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: malt