Definitions for broilbrɔɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to cook by direct heat, as on a gridiron or in a broiler; grill.

    Category: Cooking

  2. to make very hot; scorch.

  3. (v.i.)to be subjected to great heat; become broiled.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. to burn with impatience, annoyance, etc.

  5. (n.)the act of broiling or the state of being broiled.

  6. something broiled, esp. meat.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of broil:

1300–50; ME brulen, brolyn < AF bruill(i)er, broil(l)er, OF brusler to burn



  1. an angry quarrel or disturbance; tumult.

  2. (v.i.)to quarrel; brawl.

Origin of broil:

1400–50; late ME: to present in disorder, quarrel < AF, OF broiller to jumble together

Princeton's WordNet

  1. broil, broiling, grilling(verb)

    cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)

  2. broil, oven broil(verb)

    cook under a broiler

    "broil fish"

  3. broil, bake(verb)

    heat by a natural force

    "The sun broils the valley in the summer"

  4. bake, broil(verb)

    be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun

    "The town was broiling in the sun"; "the tourists were baking in the heat"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. broil(verb)ˈɔɪl

    to cook under direct heat

    to broil the meat

Webster Dictionary

  1. Broil(noun)

    a tumult; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl; contention; discord, either between individuals or in the state

  2. Broil(verb)

    to cook by direct exposure to heat over a fire, esp. upon a gridiron over coals

  3. Broil(verb)

    to subject to great (commonly direct) heat

  4. Broil(verb)

    to be subjected to the action of heat, as meat over the fire; to be greatly heated, or to be made uncomfortable with heat

Anagrams of broil

  1. LIBOR

Translations for broil

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(American) to grill (food)

She broiled the chicken.

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