When bread is pushed down into a toaster, it takes just about a minute for the bread to become toast.
I’m making toast.
Many people like to have toast for breakfast.
What do you like on your toast?
Do you like butter or jelly on your toast?
If bread is kept down in the toaster for too long, the result is burned toast.
The word "toast" can also be used as a verb:
Joe toasted some bread and ate it for breakfast.
It smells like someone is toasting bread.
If you toast the bread for too long, it will burn.
Another, completely different use for this word is when there is a ceremony or a gathering of people and someone wants to say something to honor another person. People raise their glasses and listen to the words spoken in the form of a toast.
Roger’s best friend made a toast to him and his bride during the wedding reception.
Toasts were made throughout the evening.
After the glasses were filled with champaign, a toast was made.
I’d like to propose a toast.
A toast was made in honor of Bob Smith, a well-respected man who had recently died.