malt [mawlt] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- germinated grain, usually barley, used in brewing and distilling.
- any alcoholic beverage, as beer, ale, or malt liquor, fermented from malt.
- whisky, as Scotch, that is distilled entirely from malted barley.
- malted milk(def 2).
verb (used with object)
- to convert (grain) into malt by soaking it in water and allowing it to germinate.
- to treat or mix with malt, malt extract, etc.
- to make (liquor) with malt.
verb (used without object)
- to become malt.
- to produce malt from grain.
Origin of malt before 900; Middle English; Old English mealt; cognate with Old Norse malt, German Malz; akin to melt1 Related Words for malt brew, suds, malt, lager, oil, ale, stout, chill, beer, brewski Examples from the Web for malt Contemporary Examples of malt
This MALT category launches in 2014, with small but fast-growing revenue that will become mammoth in years ahead.
December 7, 2013
Consider a Guinness, an Irish stout, to balance the sweetness of fruits and molasses with its malt flavor.
February 2, 2010
Though raised in Memphis housing projects, he uses no slang and dislikes the taste of malt liquor.
December 3, 2009
They also have a small obsession with malt, and use four kinds at the bakery.
July 7, 2009
Historical Examples of malt
Malt itself, to produce intoxication, must be used in such large quantities as would very much diminish the brewer’s profit.
Hard water possesses an astringent quality, which prevents the goodness of the malt from being freely communicated to the liquor.
Throwing into it a quantity of bran while it is boiling, and before it is poured on the malt, will likewise have a good effect.
Having stirred the malt very carefully, light the fire under it, and get the liquor quickly to 170 or 180 degrees of heat.
Run that into another tub, and pour the rest of the water on the malt; stir it well, cover it up, and let it infuse a full hour.
British Dictionary definitions for malt malt noun
- cereal grain, such as barley, that is kiln-dried after it has germinated by soaking in water
- See malt liquor
- short for malt whisky
- to make into or become malt
- to make (something, esp liquor) with malt
Word Origin for malt Old English mealt; related to Dutch mout, Old Norse malt; see also melt Word Origin and History for malt n.
Old English malt (Anglian), mealt (West Saxon), from Proto-Germanic *maltam (cf. Old Norse malt, Old Saxon malt, Middle Dutch, Dutch mout, Old High German malz, German Malz “malt”), from PIE *meld- (cf. melt), extended form of root *mel- “soft,” probably via notion of “softening” the grain by steeping it in water before brewing. Finnish mallas, Old Church Slavonic mlato are considered to be borrowed from Germanic.
mid-15c., “to convert grain to malt,” from malt (n.). Meaning + “to make with malt” is from c.1600. Related: Malted; malting. Malt liquor (which is fermented, not brewed) first attested 1690s. Malted “a drink with malted milk” is from 1945.
malt in Medicine MALT [môlt] n.
- Mucosal-associated with lymphoid tissue; rare type of lymphoma of the stomach that may be associated with infection by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori.MALT lymphoma