Definition of Toss

1. Noun. The act of flipping a coin.

Exact synonyms: Flip
Generic synonyms: Throw
Derivative terms: Flip

2. Verb. Throw or toss with a light motion. "The children toss the ball"; "Toss me newspaper"
Exact synonyms: Flip, Pitch, Sky
Generic synonyms: Fling
Specialized synonyms: Submarine, Lag, Throw Back, Toss Back
Derivative terms: Flip, Pitch, Tosser

3. Noun. (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team. "The pass was fumbled"
Exact synonyms: Flip, Pass
Generic synonyms: Throw
Specialized synonyms: Centering, Snap
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Derivative terms: Flip, Flip, Flip

4. Verb. Lightly throw to see which side comes up. "They toss the coin "; "I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"
Exact synonyms: Flip
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Flip, Tosser

5. Noun. An abrupt movement. "A toss of his head"
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement

6. Verb. Throw carelessly. "The children toss the ball"; "Chuck the ball"
Exact synonyms: Chuck
Generic synonyms: Throw

7. Verb. Move or stir about violently. "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
Exact synonyms: Convulse, Jactitate, Slash, Thrash, Thrash About, Thresh, Thresh About
Generic synonyms: Agitate, Shake
Specialized synonyms: Whip
Derivative terms: Jactitation, Thrash

8. Verb. Throw or cast away. "Put away your worries"

9. Verb. Agitate. "The chefs toss the vegetables"; "Toss the salad"
Specialized synonyms: Tumble
Generic synonyms: Agitate, Commove, Disturb, Raise Up, Shake Up, Stir Up, Vex
Entails: Amalgamate, Commix, Mingle, Mix, Unify

Definition of Toss

1. v. t. To throw with the hand; especially, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball.

2. v. i. To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write; to fling.

3. n. A throwing upward, or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as, the toss of a ball.

Definition of Toss

1. Noun. A throw, a lob, of a ball etc., with an initial upward direction, particularly with a lack of care. ¹

2. Noun. (cricket football) The toss of a coin before a cricket match in order to decide who bats first, or before a football match in order to decide the direction of play. ¹

3. Noun. (British slang) A jot, in the phrase 'give a toss'. ¹

4. Verb. To throw with an initial upward direction. ¹

5. Verb. To flip a coin, to decide a point of contention. ¹

6. Verb. To discard: to toss out ¹

7. Verb. To stir or mix (a salad). ¹

8. Verb. (British vulgar slang) To masturbate ¹

9. Verb. (transitive informal) To search (a room or a cell), sometimes leaving visible disorder, as for valuables or evidence of a crime. ¹

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Definition of Toss

1. to throw lightly [v TOSSED or TOST, TOSSING, TOSSES]

Medical Definition of Toss

1. 1. To throw with the hand; especially, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball. 2. To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head. "He tossed his arm aloft, and proudly told me, He would not stay." (Addison) 3. To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves in a storm. "We being exceedingly tossed with a tempeat." (act xxvii. 18) 4. To agitate; to make restless. "Calm region once, And full of peace, now tossed and turbulent." (Milton) 5. Hence, to try; to harass. "Whom devils fly, thus is he tossed of men." (Herbert) 6. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar. To toss off, to drink hastily. To toss the cars.See Oar. Origin: W. Tosiaw, tosio, to jerk, toss, snatch, tosa quick jerk, a toss, a snatch. 1. A throwing upward, or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as, the toss of a ball. 2. A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toss

toss-up question
toss a bone to
toss and turn
toss around
toss away
toss back
toss bombing
toss caution to the wind
toss in
toss juggling
toss one's cookies

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