O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ohst]
    • /oʊst/
    • /əʊst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohst]
    • /oʊst/

Definitions of oast word

  • noun oast a kiln for drying hops or malt. 1
  • noun oast A kiln used for drying hops. 1
  • noun oast a kiln for drying hops 0
  • noun oast a building containing such kilns, usually having a conical or pyramidal roof 0
  • noun oast a kiln for drying hops, malt, or tobacco 0

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Origin of oast

First appearance:

before 1050
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1050; Middle English ost, Old English āst; cognate with Dutch eest

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Parts of speech for Oast


oast popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for oast

noun oast

  • oven — a chamber or compartment, as in a stove, for baking, roasting, heating, drying, etc.
  • furnace — a structure or apparatus in which heat may be generated, as for heating houses, smelting ores, or producing steam.
  • stove — one of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces of wood that form the sides of a cask, tub, or similar vessel.
  • fire — combustion
  • glaze — to furnish or fill with glass: to glaze a window.

Top questions with oast

  • what is an oast?
  • what is an oast house?
  • what is a oast house?

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