Roast meaning

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(informal) To criticize severely or ridicule without mercy.
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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.

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To cook with dry heat, as in an oven or near hot coals.
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To expose to great or excessive heat.
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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.

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To expose to great heat.
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To warm (oneself), as at a fireplace.
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To roast meat, etc.
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To dry, brown, or parch by exposing to heat.
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(metallurgy) To heat (ores) in a furnace in order to dehydrate, purify, or oxidize before smelting.
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To be cooked by being roasted.
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To be or become very hot.
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Something roasted; esp., roasted meat or a piece of roasted meat.
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A cut of meat for roasting.
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A particular type of roasted coffee.

A dark roast.

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A roasting or being roasted.
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A picnic at which food is roasted and eaten.

A steer roast.

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Roasted.

Roast pork.

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(intransitive or ergative) To cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance.

To roast meat on a spit.

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To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.

To roast a potato in ashes.

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(intransitive or ergative) To process by drying through exposure to sun or artificial heat.

Coffee beans need roasting before use.

To roast chestnuts or peanuts.

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To heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
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(figuratively) To admonish someone vigorously.

I'm late home for the fourth time this week; my mate will really roast me this time.

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(figuratively) To subject to bantering, severely criticize, sometimes as a comedy routine.

The class clown enjoys being roasted by mates as well as staff.

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(metalworking) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
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A cut of meat suited to roasting.
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A meal consisting of roast foods.
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The degree to which something, especially coffee, is roasted.

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.

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(Originally fraternal) A comical event where a person is subjected to verbal attack, yet may be praised by sarcasm and jokes.
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Having been cooked by roasting.
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(figuratively) Subjected to roasting, bantered, severely criticized.
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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.

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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.

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To cook food in an oven.
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To undergo roasting.
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Roasted.

Roast duck.

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To dry, parch, or brown (coffee beans, nuts, etc.) by exposure to heat.
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To heat (an ore) in a furnace in the presence of oxygen or air so as to form oxides.
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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: rôtir), from Frankish *rōstjan (“to roast"), from Proto-Germanic *raustijanÄ… (“to roast"), from Proto-Indo-European *reus- (“to crackle, roast"). Cognate with Dutch roosteren (“to roast"), German rösten (“to roast").

    From Wiktionary