Roast
Roast Roast, n. That which is roasted; a piece of meat which has been roasted, or is suitable for being roasted. [1913 Webster]

A fat swan loved he best of any roost [roast]. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{To rule the roast}, to be at the head of affairs. ``The new-made duke that rules the roast.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • roast — roast, roasted Meats and things associated with them are normally described as roast: roast beef, roast lamb, roast meat, roast potatoes, etc. (but a roasted chicken and a well roasted joint are also possible), whereas nuts are normally called… …   Modern English usage

  • Roast — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roast — [rōst] vt. [ME rosten < OFr rostir < Frank * raustjan, akin to OHG rosten < rost, gridiron, roast] 1. 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… …   English World dictionary

  • Roast — Roast, a. [For roasted.] Roasted; as, roast beef. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roast — Roast, v. i. 1. To cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or in an oven. [1913 Webster] He could roast, and seethe, and broil, and fry. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To undergo the process of being roasted. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roast — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. rostir, from Frankish *hraustjan (Cf. O.H.G. rosten, M.Du. roosten to roast ), from the same source as ROSTER (Cf. roster). The meaning make fun of in an affectionate way is from 1710. Related: Roasted; roasting. The noun… …   Etymology dictionary

  • roast — roast·er; roast·ing·ly; roast; …   English syllables

  • roast — ► VERB 1) (with reference to food, especially meat) cook or be cooked by prolonged exposure to heat in an oven or over a fire. 2) process (a foodstuff) by subjecting it to intense heat. 3) make or become very warm. 4) criticize or reprimand… …   English terms dictionary

  • roast — BEEF s.n. v. rosbif. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • roast — roast1 [rəust US roust] v [I and T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: rostir] 1.) to cook something, such as meat, in an ↑oven or over a fire, or to cook in this way →↑grill, bake ↑bake ▪ Are you going to roast the chicken? ▪ the delicious… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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