a contrivance for roasting something, as an oven, a pan for roasting meat, or a machine for roasting coffee beans.
a pig, chicken, or other animal or article of a size convenient and grade suitable for roasting.
a person or thing that roasts.
a guest speaker at a roast.
verb (used with object)
to bake (meat or other food) uncovered, especially in an oven.
to cook (meat or other food) by direct exposure to dry heat, as on a spit.
to brown, dry, or parch by exposure to heat, as coffee beans.
to cook or heat by embedding in hot coals, embers, etc.:
to roast chestnuts.
to heat excessively:
The summer sun has been roasting the entire countryside.
Metallurgy. to heat (ore or the like) in air in order to oxidize it.
to warm at a hot fire:
She roasted her hands over the fire.
Informal. to ridicule or criticize severely or mercilessly.
to honor with or subject to a roast:
Friends roasted the star at a charity dinner.
verb (used without object)
to roast meat or other food.
to undergo the process of becoming roasted.
roasted meat or a piece of roasted meat, as a piece of beef or veal of a quantity and shape for slicing into more than one portion.
a piece of meat for roasting.
something that is roasted.
the act or process of roasting.
Informal. severe criticism.
a facetious ceremonial tribute, usually concluding a banquet, in which the guest of honor is both praised and good-naturedly insulted in a succession of speeches by friends and acquaintances.
an outdoor get-together, as a picnic or barbecue, at which food is roasted and eaten:
a weenie roast.
a person or thing that roasts
a roasting tin
a piece of food, such as a chicken or a potato, that is suitable for roasting
verb (mainly transitive)
to cook (meat or other food) by dry heat, usually with added fat and esp in an oven
to brown or dry (coffee, etc) by exposure to heat
(metallurgy) to heat (an ore) in order to produce a concentrate that is easier to smelt
to heat (oneself or something) to an extreme degree, as when sunbathing, sitting before the fire, etc
(intransitive) to be excessively and uncomfortably hot
(informal) to criticize severely
something that has been roasted, esp meat
adjective 1. used or suitable to roast. 2. exceedingly hot; scorching: a roasting July. noun 3. a severely critical notice or review; pan. verb (used with object) 1. to bake (meat or other food) uncovered, especially in an oven. 2. to cook (meat or other food) by direct exposure to dry heat, as on a […]
noun 1. an ear of sweet corn suitable for roasting while still in the husk. 2. Midland and Southern U.S. an ear of sweet corn ripe enough to be boiled and eaten on the cob.
- Roasting rack
noun a metallic rack that is raised or V-shaped to keep meat being roast above its fat drippings Examples Without a roasting rack, the lower part of the meat boils in its juices; that’s why a rack is essential for proper roasting. Word Origin by 1437 Usage Note cooking
verb (used with object), robbed, robbing. 1. to take something from (someone) by unlawful force or threat of violence; steal from. 2. to deprive (someone) of some right or something legally due: They robbed her of her inheritance. 3. to plunder or rifle (a house, shop, etc.). 4. to deprive of something unjustly or injuriously: […]