malt
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mealt; akin to Old High German malz malt, Old English meltan to melt Date: before 12th century 1. grain (as barley) softened by steeping in water, allowed to germinate, and used especially in brewing and distilling 2. malt liquor 3. malted milkmalty adjective II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to convert into malt 2. to make or treat with malt or malt extract intransitive verb 1. to become malt 2. to make grain into malt

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  • malt — malt …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • malt — [ malt ] n. m. • 1702; mot angl. 1 ♦ Céréale (surtout l orge), germée artificiellement et séchée, puis séparée de ses germes. Utilisation du malt en brasserie comme moût. ⇒ maltage, malterie. Malt légèrement torréfié pour la préparation de l ale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Malt — Malt, a. Relating to, containing, or made with, malt. [1913 Webster] {Malt liquor}, an alcoholic liquor, as beer, ale, porter, etc., prepared by fermenting an infusion of malt. {Malt dust}, fine particles of malt, or of the grain used in making… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malţ — s.n. Produs obţinut din boabe de cereale (mai ales de orz) încolţite, uscate şi măcinate, folosit la fabricarea berii şi a spirtului sau, prăjit, la prepararea unui surogat de cafea; slad. – Din germ. Malz. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • malt — malt·ase; malt·er; malt; malt·i·ness; malt·ing; malt·man; malt·ol; malt·ose; malt·ster; …   English syllables

  • malt — [môlt] n. [ME malte < OE mealt, akin to Ger malz < IE * mel d, soft < base * mel , to crush, grind > MELT, MILL1] 1. barley or other grain softened by soaking in water until it sprouts and then kiln dried: used for brewing and… …   English World dictionary

  • Malt — Malt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Malted}: p. pr. & vb. n. {Malting}.] To make into malt; as, to malt barley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malt — Malt, v. i. To become malt; also, to make grain into malt. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malt — [mo:lt US mo:lt] n [: Old English; Origin: mealt] 1.) [U] grain, usually ↑barley, that has been kept in water for a time and then dried. It is used for making beer, ↑whisky etc 2.) AmE a drink made from milk, malt, and ↑ice cream that usually has …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • malt — ► NOUN ▪ barley or other grain that has been steeped, germinated, and dried, used for brewing or distilling. ► VERB 1) convert (grain) into malt. 2) (malted) mixed with malt or a malt extract. ORIGIN Old English, related to MELT(Cf. ↑melt) …   English terms dictionary

  • Malt — (m[add]lt), n. [AS. mealt; akin to D. mout, G. malz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. malt, and E. melt. [root]108. See {Melt}.] Barley or other grain, steeped in water and dried in a kiln, thus forcing germination until the saccharine principle has been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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