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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MALT, n. Barley steeped in water, fermented and dried in a kiln, and thus prepared for brewing into ale or beer.
MALT, v.t. To make into malt; as, to malt barley.
MALT, v.i. To become malt.
To house it green will make it malt worse.
, n. A liquor prepared for drink by an infusion of malt; as beer, ale, porter, etc.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a milkshake made with malt powder [syn: malted, malt, malted milk]
2: a lager of high alcohol content; by law it is considered too alcoholic to be sold as lager or beer [syn: malt, malt liquor]
3: a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling v
1: treat with malt or malt extract; "malt beer"
2: turn into malt, become malt
3: convert grain into malt
4: convert into malt

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 barley or other grain that is steeped, germinated, and dried, esp. for brewing or distilling and vinegar-making. 2 colloq. malt whisky; malt liquor. --v. 1 tr. convert (grain) into malt. 2 intr. (of seeds) become malt when germination is checked by drought. Phrases and idioms: malted milk 1 a hot drink made from dried milk and a malt preparation. 2 the powdered mixture from which this is made. malt-house a building used for preparing and storing malt. malt liquor alcoholic liquor made from malt by fermentation, not distillation, e.g. beer, stout. malt whisky whisky made from malted barley. Etymology: OE m(e)alt f. Gmc, rel. to MELT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Malt Malt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malted: p. pr. & vb. n. Malting.] To make into malt; as, to malt barley.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Malt Malt, v. i. To become malt; also, to make grain into malt. --Mortimer.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Malt Malt, 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 evolved. It is used in brewing and in the distillation of whisky.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Malt Malt, a. Relating to, containing, or made with, malt. 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 malt; -- used as a fertilizer. `` Malt dust consists chiefly of the infant radicle separated from the grain.'' --Sir H. Davy. Malt floor, a floor for drying malt. Malt house, or Malthouse, a house in which malt is made. Malt kiln, a heated chamber for drying malt.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(malts) 1. Malt is a substance made from grain that has been soaked in water and then dried in a hot oven. Malt is used in the production of whisky, beer, and other alcoholic drinks. German beer has traditionally been made from just four ingredients–hops, malt, yeast and water. 2. A malt is a drink made from malted milk and sometimes other flavourings. (AM) N-COUNT

Foolish Dictionary

A humble grain which often gets into a ferment, cools off and becomes Stout in its old age.

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