v. t.1.To cook by exposure to radiant heat before a fire; as, to roast meat on a spit, or in an oven open toward the fire and having reflecting surfaces within; also, to cook in a close oven.
[imp. & p. p. Roasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Roasting.]
2.To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.; as, to roast a potato in ashes.
In eggs boiled and roasted there is scarce difference to be discerned.
- BAcon.
3.To dry and parch by exposure to heat; as, to roast coffee; to roast chestnuts, or peanuts.
4.Hence, to heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
5.(Metal.) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
6.To banter severely.
v. i.1.To cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or in an oven.
He could roast, and seethe, and broil, and fry.
- Chaucer.
2.To undergo the process of being roasted.
n.1.That which is roasted; a piece of meat which has been roasted, or is suitable for being roasted.
A fat swan loved he best of any roost [roast].
- Chaucer.
To rule the roast
to be at the head of affairs.
- Shak.
a.1.Roasted; as, roast beef.
Noun1.Roastroast - a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
Synonyms: joint
2.roast - negative criticism
Synonyms: knock
Verb1.roast - cook with dry heat, usually in an oven; "roast the turkey"
2.roast - subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
Adj.1.roast - (of meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven
Synonyms: roasted
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, broiled, brown, browned, burn, casserole, castigate, chaff, choke, chuck, chuck roast, civet, clod, coddle, coddled, cold cuts, combust, cook, cooked, course, cover, cross-examine, cross-interrogate, cross-question, culinary masterpiece, culinary preparation, curried, curry, devil, deviled, dish, do, do to perfection, entree, excoriate, extract information, filet mignon, fire, fired, flame, flame up, flank, flare, flare up, flay, flesh, flicker, flush, forcemeat, fricassee, fricasseed, fried, frizz, frizzle, fry, fustigate, game, gasp, glow, go over, griddle, grill, grilled, grin at, hachis, hash, haze, heat, heated, hold in derision, incandesce, inquisition, jape, jerky, jest, jive, joint, joke, jolly, josh, jugged hare, knuckle, lash, laugh at, laugh to scorn, loin, main dish, make fun of, make game of, make inquisition, make merry with, meat, melt, menue viande, mince, needle, oven-bake, oven-baked, pan, pan-broil, pan-broiled, pant, parboil, parboiled, parch, pemmican, pillory, plate, plate piece, poach, poached, point at, poke fun at, pot roast, prepare, prepare food, pry out, put on, put one on, rack, radiate heat, rag, rally, razz, rib, rib roast, ribs, roasted, rolled roast, round, rump, rump roast, saddle, sausage meat, saute, sauteed, scald, scallop, scalloped, scarify, scathe, scorch, score, scrapple, sear, seared, seethe, shank, shimmer with heat, shirr, shirred, short ribs, shoulder, shoulder clod, side dish, simmer, sirloin, skin alive, slash, smile at, smolder, smother, snicker at, snigger at, spark, steam, steamed, stew, stewed, stifle, stir-fry, suffocate, sweat, swelter, tenderloin, third-degree, toast, toasted, trounce, venison, viande
Roald Amundsen
Roald Hoffmann
Roan antelope
Roan tree
roar off
Roaring boy
Roaring forties
-- Roast --
roast beef
roast beef plant
roast lamb
roast pork
roast veal
Roasting ear
Roasting jack
Rob Roy
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