TOSS, v.t. pret. and pp. tossed or tost.1. To throw with the hand; particularly, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball.2. To throw with violence.3. To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head; or to toss up the head. He toss'd his arm aloft.4. To cause to rise and fall; as, to be tossed on the waves. We, being exceedingly tossed with a tempest-- Acts 27.5. To move one way and the other. Prov.21.6. To agitate; to make restless. Calm region once, And full of peace, now tost and turbulent.7. To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar.
TOSS, v.i. To fling; to roll and tumble; to writhe; to be in violent commotion. To toss and fling, and to be restless, only frets and enrages our pain.1. To be tossed.
To toss up, is to throw a coin into the air and wager on what side it will fall.
TOSS, n. A throwing upward or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as the toss of a ball.1. A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk. It is much applied to horses, and may be applied to an affected manner of raising the head in men.