roast

  • 1roast — 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

  • 2Roast — 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

  • 3roast — [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

  • 4Roast — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5Roast — Roast, a. [For roasted.] Roasted; as, roast beef. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6Roast — 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

  • 7roast — (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

  • 8roast — roast·er; roast·ing·ly; roast; …

    English syllables

  • 9roast — ► 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

  • 10roast — BEEF s.n. v. rosbif. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …

    Dicționar Român

  • 11roast|er — «ROHS tuhr», noun. 1. a pan used in roasting. 2. a chicken, a young pig, or something else fit to be roasted. 3. a person or thing that roasts …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12roast — 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

  • 13roast — Synonyms and related words: Chateaubriand, aspic, assail, attack, bake, baked, banter, barbecue, baste, be in heat, blade roast, blanch, blaze, blister, bloom, boil, boiled, boiled meat, bouilli, braise, braised, breast, brew, brisket, broil,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14roast — 01. We [roasted] a chicken for supper on the last night we were camping. 02. My aunt and uncle made a delicious [roast] beef for dinner when we visited them. 03. I ll be back in a sec; I have to put the [roast] in the oven. 04. When we went to a… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15roast — [[t]ro͟ʊst[/t]] roasts, roasting, roasted 1) VERB When you roast meat or other food, you cook it by dry heat in an oven or over a fire. [V n] I personally would rather roast a chicken whole. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Roast meat has been cooked by roasting.… …

    English dictionary

  • 16roast — I. verb Etymology: Middle English rosten, from Anglo French rostir, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German rōsten to roast Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to cook by exposing to dry heat (as in an oven or before a fire) or by… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17roast — roastable, adj. /rohst/, v.t. 1. to bake (meat or other food) uncovered, esp. in an oven. 2. to cook (meat or other food) by direct exposure to dry heat, as on a spit. 3. to brown, dry, or parch by exposure to heat, as coffee beans. 4. to cook or …

    Universalium

  • 18roast — roast1 [ roust ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to cook meat or vegetables in an oven or over a fire a ) to heat nuts or coffee BEANS until they are dry 2. ) transitive INFORMAL to criticize someone or something very severely roast roast 2… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19roast — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to cook something, such as meat, in an oven or over a fire 2 (I, T) to heat nuts, coffee, beans etc quickly in order to dry them and give them a particular taste: dry roasted peanuts 3 (T) informal to strongly criticize or make… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20roast — I UK [rəʊst] / US [roʊst] verb Word forms roast : present tense I/you/we/they roast he/she/it roasts present participle roasting past tense roasted past participle roasted 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to cook meat or vegetables in an oven or… …

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