American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cook with dry heat, as in an oven or near hot coals.
- v. To dry, brown, or parch by exposing to heat.
- v. To expose to great or excessive heat.
- v. Metallurgy To heat (ores) in a furnace in order to dehydrate, purify, or oxidize before smelting.
- v. Informal To ridicule or criticize harshly.
- v. Informal To honor at or subject to a roast.
- v. To cook food in an oven.
- v. To undergo roasting.
- n. Something roasted.
- n. A cut of meat suitable or prepared for roasting.
- n. The act or process of roasting.
- n. The state of being roasted.
- n. Harsh ridicule or criticism.
- n. A facetious tribute, as at a banquet, in which the honoree is alternately praised and insulted.
- adj. Roasted: roast duck.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cook, dress, or prepare (meats) for eating, originally on a grate or gridiron over or beneath a fire (broiling), but now by exposure to the direct action of dry heat (toasting). Roasting is generally performed by revolving the article on a spit or a string before a fire, with a reflector or Dutch oven to concentrate the heat: in primitive cookery hot ashes serve a similar purpose. Meat cooked over or beneath a fire, on a gridiron, is now said to be broiled; and meat cooked in a stove- or range-oven, where it does not receive the direct action of the fire, is properly said to be baked (though generally said to be roasted).
- To heat to excess; heat violently.
- To dry and parch by exposure to heat: as, to roast coffee.
- In metallurgy, to heat with access of air. ; . The objects of roasting substances are various: to expel from them something which can be separated by heat alone, as when calamin (carbonate of zinc) is roasted in order to expel the carbonic acid
- To expose (a person) to scathing ridicule or jesting, as by a company of persons, or for the amusement of a company.
- To perform the act of cooking by the direct action of dry heat.
- To become roasted or fit for eating by exposure to fire; hence, to be overheated or parched.
- Roasted: as, roast beef; roast meat.
- n. That which is roasted, specifically a piece of beef; that part of a slaughtered animal which is selected for roasting, as a sirloin of beef or a shoulder of mutton.
- In agriculture, in the process of bare-fallowing, to subject (the soil) to the full force of the sun in order to kill the weeds.
- v. To cook food by heating in an oven or over fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance to the food.
- v. To process by drying through exposure to sun or artificial heat
- v. transitive, figuratively To admonish someone vigorously
- v. transitive, figuratively To subject to bantering, severely criticize, sometimes as a comedy routine.
- n. A cut of meat suited to roasting
- n. A meal consisting of roast foods.
- n. A comical event where a person is subjected to verbal attack, yet may be praised by sarcasm and jokes.
- adj. having been cooked by roasting
- adj. figuratively subjected to roasting, bantered, severely criticized
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To cook by exposure to radiant heat before a fire; ; also, to cook in a close oven.
- v. To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc..
- v. To dry and parch by exposure to heat
- v. Hence, to heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
- v. (Metal.) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
- v. colloq. To banter severely.
- v. To cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or in an oven.
- v. To undergo the process of being roasted.
- n. That which is roasted; a piece of meat which has been roasted, or is suitable for being roasted.
- adj. Roasted.
- n. a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
- v. subject to laughter or ridicule
- n. negative criticism
- v. cook with dry heat, usually in an oven
- adj. (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven
- From Middle English rosten, from Old French rostir ("to roast") (Modern French: rôtir), from Frankish *rōstjan (“to roast”), from Proto-Germanic *raustijanan (“to roast”), from Proto-Indo-European *reus- (“to crackle, roast”). Cognate with Dutch roosteren ("to roast"), German rösten ("to roast"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English rosten, from Old French rostir, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If an especially inviting roast of pork is desired, a _crown roast_ should be selected, for this is just as attractive as a crown roast of lamb.”
“The roast is in the oven, and the crackling is coming up a treat. but the ham ooh the ham.”
“Place in roast pan and pour marinade over roast, covering with lid or foil.”
“A block party with a pig roast is held every fall on a couple of the streets.”
“The advantage of a roast is that it cooks artfully, gradually, and because of its size and fat composition resists overcooking or dryness.”
“Along with timed bursts of microwave energy, a roast is cooked, browned evenly and juices sealed in, its cooking time shortened significantly.”
“Nearly every part of the deer can be made into jerky, but the best cuts are the eye round and rump roast from the hind legs.”
“(A really dark "West Coast" French roast is about 20% carbon.)”
“This pot roast is from Portuguese Malaysia -- which is why the end result bears a great resemblance to classic beef stews.”
“On the contrary, my mom's pot roast is my idea of comfort food taken to its highest level -- at least on the savory end, I suppose her apple pie gives it a run for its money.”
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