WordReference can't find this exact phrase, but click on each word to see its meaning:
We could not find the full phrase you were looking for.
The entry for "roast" is displayed below.
Also see: roasted
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
roast /roʊst/USA pronunciation
v. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- 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.
- Foodto dry and cause (beans, etc.) to turn brown by heating: [~ + object]to roast coffee beans.[no object]You could smell the peanuts roasting.
- to be very hot:[no object]We roasted in the office when the air-conditioner broke down.
- Informal Terms to make fun of or criticize severely:[~ + object]She'll be roasted in the press over this.
- to honor with or subject to a roast:[~ + object]The famous actor was roasted at the Lions' Club.
adj. [before a noun]
- Foodmeat that has been roasted or is suitable for roasting.
- a ceremonial dinner in which a guest of honor is both praised and good-naturedly insulted:It was the first roast for the celebrity.
- an outdoor get-together at which food is roasted:a wienie roast.
- roasted:roast ham.
(rōst),USA pronunciation v.t.
- Foodto bake (meat or other food) uncovered, esp. in an oven.
- Foodto cook (meat or other food) by direct exposure to dry heat, as on a spit.
- Foodto brown, dry, or parch by exposure to heat, as coffee beans.
- to cook or heat by embedding in hot coals, embers, etc.:to roast chestnuts.
- to heat excessively:The summer sun has been roasting the entire countryside.
- Metallurgyto heat (ore or the like) in air in order to oxidize it.
- to warm at a hot fire:She roasted her hands over the fire.
- Informal Termsto ridicule or criticize severely or mercilessly.
- to honor with or subject to a roast:Friends roasted the star at a charity dinner.
- to roast meat or other food.
- to undergo the process of becoming roasted.
- 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.
- Fooda piece of meat for roasting.
- something that is roasted.
- the act or process of roasting.
- Informal Termssevere criticism.
- 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.
- an outdoor get-together, as a picnic or barbecue, at which food is roasted and eaten:a weenie roast.
- roasted:roast beef.
- 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)
- to cook (meat or other food) by dry heat, usually with added fat and esp in an oven
- to brown or dry (coffee, etc) by exposure to heat
- to heat (an ore) in order to produce a concentrate that is easier to smelt
- to heat (oneself or something) to an extreme degree, as when sunbathing, sitting before the fire, etc
- (intransitive) to be excessively and uncomfortably hot
- informal to criticize severely
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French rostir, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch roosten to roast
- something that has been roasted, esp meat