An example of roast is to put chicken in the oven at 400 degrees.
To roast a chicken, an ox, an ear of corn, etc.
A dark roast.
A steer roast.
To roast meat on a spit.
To roast a potato in ashes.
I'm late home for the fourth time this week; my mate will really roast me this time.
The class clown enjoys being roasted by mates as well as staff.
Dark roast means that the coffee bean has been roasted to a higher temperature and for a longer period of time than in light roast.
An example of a roast is rib beef for Christmas dinner.
An example of roast used as an adjective is in the phrase roast pork.
Origin of roast
- Middle English rosten from Old French rostir of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English rosten, from Old French rostir (“to roast") (Modern French: rÃ´tir), from Frankish *rÅstjan (“to roast"), from Proto-Germanic *raustijanÄ… (“to roast"), from Proto-Indo-European *reus- (“to crackle, roast"). Cognate with Dutch roosteren (“to roast"), German rÃ¶sten (“to roast").