oast
noun Etymology: Middle English ost, from Old English āst; akin to Middle Dutch eest kiln, Latin aestus heat, aestas summer — more at edify Date: before 12th century a usually conical kiln used for drying hops, malt, or tobacco — called also oast•house

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  • Oast — ([=o]st), n. [OE. ost, AS. [=a]st; cf. Gr. a i^qos burning heat.] A kiln to dry hops or malt; a cockle. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oast — [ōst] n. [ME ost < OE ast < Gmc * aist < IE base * ai dh , to burn > EDIFY] a kiln for drying hops, malt, or tobacco …   English World dictionary

  • oast — noun a kiln for drying tobacco, malt and especially hops See Also: hop, hop garden, hopping, oast house …   Wiktionary

  • oast — n. a kiln for drying hops. Phrases and idioms: oast house a building containing this. Etymology: OE ast f. Gmc …   Useful english dictionary

  • oast — /ohst/, n. Chiefly Brit. a kiln for drying hops or malt. [bef. 1050; ME ost, OE ast; c. D eest] * * * …   Universalium

  • OAST — • Office of Aeronautics Space Technology NASA Luftfahrt / Weltraumfahrt • ICAO Airportcode f. Shur Tepa (Afghanistan) …   Acronyms

  • OAST — [1] Office of Aeronautics Space Technology ( > NASA Acronym List ) {Luftfahrt}/{Weltraumfahrt} [2] ICAO Airportcode f. Shur Tepa ( Afghanistan) …   Acronyms von A bis Z

  • OAST — Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology Contributor: CASI …   NASA Acronyms

  • oast — [əʊst] noun a kiln for drying hops. Origin OE āst, of Gmc origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • oast — (ōst), n. brit. a kiln for drying hops or malt • Etymology: bef. 1050; ME ost, OE āst; c. Fris (West)iest, MLGeist, D eest …   From formal English to slang

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