- The definition of roast is cooked over very high heat with little moisture.
An example of roast used as an adjective is in the phrase roast pork.
- Roast is defined as something cooked over very high heat with little moisture, or the act of such a cooking.
An example of a roast is rib beef for Christmas dinner.
- Roast means to cook with little moisture, or over very hot heat.
An example of roast is to put chicken in the oven at 400 degrees.
roast definition by Webster's New World
- to cook (something) with little or no moisture, as in an oven, over an open fire, or in hot embers: to roast a chicken, an ox, an ear of corn, etc.
- to dry, parch, or brown (coffee, etc.) by exposure to heat
- to expose to great heat
- to heat (an ore) in a furnace in the presence of oxygen or air so as to form oxides
- to warm (oneself), as at a fireplace
- Informal to criticize severely or ridicule without mercy
Origin: Middle English rosten ; from Old French rostir ; from Frankish an unverified form raustjan, akin to Old High German rosten ; from rost, gridiron, roast
- to roast meat, etc.
- to be cooked by being roasted
- to be or become very hot
- something roasted; esp., roasted meat or a piece of roasted meat
- a cut of meat for roasting
- a roasting or being roasted
- ☆ a picnic at which food is roasted and eaten: a steer roast
- severe criticism or ridicule
- ☆ an entertainment at which a person, esp. a celebrity, undergoes severe but playful criticism
- roasting adjective
roast definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb roast·ed, roast·ing, roasts verb, transitive
- To cook with dry heat, as in an oven or near hot coals.
- To dry, brown, or parch by exposing to heat.
- To expose to great or excessive heat.
- Metallurgy To heat (ores) in a furnace in order to dehydrate, purify, or oxidize before smelting.
- Informal a. To ridicule or criticize harshly.b. To honor at or subject to a roast.
- To cook food in an oven.
- To undergo roasting.
- a. Something roasted.b. A cut of meat suitable or prepared for roasting.
- a. The act or process of roasting.b. The state of being roasted.
- a. Harsh ridicule or criticism.b. A facetious tribute, as at a banquet, in which the honoree is alternately praised and insulted.
Origin: Middle English rosten, from Old French rostir, of Germanic origin.