• (America) IPA: /mɑlt/, /mɔlt/


  1. Malted grain sprouted grain (usually barley), used in brewing and otherwise.
  2. Malt liquor, especially malt whisky.
    • 1896, A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad, LXII:
      Oh many a peer of England brews
      Livelier liquor than the Muse,
      And malt does more than Milton can
      To justify God's ways to man.
  3. (US, informal) A milkshake with malted milk powder added for flavor.
    Synonyms: malted
  4. Maltose-rich sugar derived from malted grain.
Translations Translations
  • Spanish: malteada

malt (malts, present participle malting; past and past participle malted)

  1. (transitive) To convert a cereal grain into malt by causing it to sprout (by soaking in water) and then halting germination (by drying with hot air) in order to develop enzymes that can break down starches and proteins in the grain.
  2. (intransitive) To become malt.
  3. (intransitive, dated, humorous) To drink malt liquor.
  • French: malter
  • German: mälzen
  • Italian: maltare
  • Portuguese: maltar


malt (uncountable)

  1. Initialism of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue

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