Definitions for: Roast


[n] negative criticism
[n] a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
[adj] (of meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven
[v] cook with dry heat, usually in an oven; "roast the turkey"



Webster (1913) Definition: Roast, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roasted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Roasting.] [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. r[^o]tir; of German
origin; cf. OHG. r[=o]sten, G. r["o]sten, fr. OHG. r[=o]st,
r[=o]sta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.]
1. To cook by exposure to radiant heat before a fire; as, to
roast meat on a spit, or in an oven open toward the fire
and having reflecting surfaces within; also, to cook in a
close oven.

2. To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.;
as, to roast a potato in ashes.

In eggs boiled and roasted there is scarce
difference to be discerned. --BAcon.

3. To dry and parch by exposure to heat; as, to roast coffee;
to roast chestnuts, or peanuts.

4. Hence, to heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
``Roasted in wrath and fire.'' --Shak.

5. (Metal.) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as
ores.

6. To banter severely. [Colloq.] --Atterbury.


Roast, v. i.
1. To cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or
in an oven.

He could roast, and seethe, and broil, and fry.
--Chaucer.

2. To undergo the process of being roasted.


Roast, n.
That which is roasted; a piece of meat which has been
roasted, or is suitable for being roasted.

A fat swan loved he best of any roost [roast].
--Chaucer.

To rule the roast, to be at the head of affairs. ``The
new-made duke that rules the roast.''


Roast, a. [For roasted.]
Roasted; as, roast beef.

Synonyms: cooked, joint, knock, roasted

See Also: beef roast, blade roast, cook, criticism, critique, cut, cut of meat, lamb roast, pan roast, pork roast, pot roast, rib roast, roast beef, roast lamb, roast pork, roast veal, rump roast, standing rib roast, top round, veal roast

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