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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
roast /roʊst/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. Foodto cook (food) by direct, dry heat, as in an oven: [+ object]We roasted chicken at the party.[no object]The turkey is still roasting.
  2. Foodto dry and cause (beans, etc.) to turn brown by heating: [+ object]to roast coffee beans.[no object]You could smell the peanuts roasting.
  3. to be very hot:[no object]We roasted in the office when the air-conditioner broke down.
  4. Informal Terms to make fun of or criticize severely:[+ object]She'll be roasted in the press over this.
  5. to honor with or subject to a roast:[+ object]The famous actor was roasted at the Lions' Club.

n. [countable]
  1. Foodmeat that has been roasted or is suitable for roasting.
  2. a ceremonial dinner in which a guest of honor is both praised and good-naturedly insulted:It was the first roast for the celebrity.
  3. an outdoor get-together at which food is roasted:a wienie roast.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. roasted:roast ham.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
roast  (rōst),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. Foodto bake (meat or other food) uncovered, esp. in an oven.
  2. Foodto cook (meat or other food) by direct exposure to dry heat, as on a spit.
  3. Foodto brown, dry, or parch by exposure to heat, as coffee beans.
  4. to cook or heat by embedding in hot coals, embers, etc.:to roast chestnuts.
  5. to heat excessively:The summer sun has been roasting the entire countryside.
  6. Metallurgyto heat (ore or the like) in air in order to oxidize it.
  7. to warm at a hot fire:She roasted her hands over the fire.
  8. Informal Termsto ridicule or criticize severely or mercilessly.
  9. to honor with or subject to a roast:Friends roasted the star at a charity dinner.

  1. to roast meat or other food.
  2. to undergo the process of becoming roasted.

  1. Foodroasted meat or a piece of roasted meat, as a piece of beef or veal of a quantity and shape for slicing into more than one portion.
  2. Fooda piece of meat for roasting.
  3. something that is roasted.
  4. the act or process of roasting.
  5. Informal Termssevere criticism.
  6. a facetious ceremonial tribute, usually concluding a banquet, in which the guest of honor is both praised and good-naturedly insulted in a succession of speeches by friends and acquaintances.
  7. an outdoor get-together, as a picnic or barbecue, at which food is roasted and eaten:a weenie roast.

  1. roasted:roast beef.
roasta•ble, adj. 
  • Gmc; compare Dutch roosten, German rösten
  • Old French rostir
  • Middle English rosten (verb, verbal) 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

roast /rəʊst/ vb (mainly tr)
  1. to cook (meat or other food) by dry heat, usually with added fat and esp in an oven
  2. to brown or dry (coffee, etc) by exposure to heat
  3. to heat (an ore) in order to produce a concentrate that is easier to smelt
  4. to heat (oneself or something) to an extreme degree, as when sunbathing, sitting before the fire, etc
  5. (intransitive) to be excessively and uncomfortably hot
  6. informal to criticize severely
  1. something that has been roasted, esp meat
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French rostir, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch roosten to roast


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