Dec 26, 2007

Toastmaster (Word of the Day, 2007/12/19)

By Alan Lin
noun: toast
►Sliced bread that has been heated so that it is brown on both sides and no longer soft.
--I had a piece of toast for breakfast.
--French toast (often known as eggy bread in the UK) is made with bread and eggs.
►A call to a gathering to honor someone or something by raising glasses and drinking.
--I’d like to propose a toast to the bride and groom.
►An act of raising a glass and drinking in honor of somebody or something.
--We drank a toast to innocence. We drank a toast to now, and tried to reach beyond the emptiness. But neither one knew how.
►Somebody or something honored by a toast
--The first toast drunk after dinner was to its success.
►Congratulatory speech
--Wedding toast
--So this is the toast I would like to make to you: ‘May your love be modern enough to survive the times and old-fashioned enough to last forever.’

►Admired person
--Be the toast of Broadway/Hollywood
--Ang Lee is the toast of Hollywood.
►Very warm and comfort
--Warm as toast
--They sat near the fire, warm as toast.

►To be in trouble because of something you have done
--Be toast
--If you don't get your homework done in time, you're toast!

verb: toast, toasted, toasted
►To make bread or other food brown by placing it close to heat.
--I lightly toasted two pieces of bread for breakfast.
►To sit near a source of heat to warm the body or a part of the body
--He was toasting his feet by the fire.
--He lay toasting in the sun.

►To drink in honor of somebody or something.
--We toasted the bride and bridegroom.

adjective: toasty
►Warm and comfortable
--Are you in need of a toasty home this winter?

noun: toaster
►A machine you use for toasting bread.

noun: toastmaster
►Someone who introduces the speakers at a formal occasion such as a banquet.
--Kevin selected Nina to preside at the banquet as toastmaster.

noun: Toastmaster(appliances)
►The name of one of the world’s first automatic electric toasters for home use.
►A brand of toasters and other small kitchen appliances. The brand changed hands several times and finally went public in 1992 as Toastmaster, Inc.

noun: Toastmasters/ Toastmasters International (TI)
►A nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills.

noun: Toastmaster
►A member of Toastmasters Club.
--I am proud to be a Toastmaster and I know you are too.

Brief history of TI
►In October 1924, Dr. Ralph C. Smedley formed the first Toastmasters club in the basement of the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, U.S.A.
►In 1962, TI moved into its first World Headquarters building in Santa Ana.
►In 1990, TI moved into its new World Headquarters building in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

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