Definitions for roastroʊst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to cook (meat or other food) by direct exposure to dry heat, as in an oven or over live coals.

    Category: Cooking

  2. to parch by exposure to heat, as coffee beans.

    Category: Cooking

  3. to cook or heat by embedding in hot coals, embers, etc.:

    to roast chestnuts.

  4. to heat excessively.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. to heat (ore or the like) in air in order to oxidize.

    Category: Metallurgy

  6. to warm (one's hands, etc.) at a hot fire.

  7. to ridicule or criticize severely or mercilessly.

    Category: Informal

  8. to honor with or subject to a roast.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. (v.i.)to roast meat or other food.

  10. to undergo the process of becoming roasted.

  11. (n.)a piece of meat that has been roasted or is suitable for roasting.

    Category: Cooking

  12. something that is roasted.

  13. the act or process of roasting.

  14. severe criticism.

    Category: Informal

  15. a facetious ceremonial tribute in which the guest of honor is both praised and good-naturedly insulted.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  16. an outdoor get-together at which food is roasted:

    a weenie roast.

  17. (adj.)roasted:

    roast beef.

Origin of roast:

1250–1300; (v.) ME rosten < OF rostir < Gmc; cf. D roosten, G rösten; (adj.) earlier the ptp., ME roste

Princeton's WordNet

  1. roast, joint(noun)

    a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion

  2. knock, roast(adj)

    negative criticism

  3. roast, roasted(verb)

    (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven

  4. roast(verb)

    cook with dry heat, usually in an oven

    "roast the turkey"

  5. ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. roast(verb)ʊst

    to cook meat or vegetables in an oven

    He roasted the chicken.

  2. roast(noun)ʊst

    a piece of meat that has been roasted

    a lamb roast

  3. roast(adjective)ʊst

    (of meat) cooked in an oven

    roast beef


  1. roast(Noun)

    A cut of meat suited to roasting

  2. roast(Noun)

    A meal consisting of roast foods.

  3. roast(Noun)

    (Originally fraternal) A comical event where a person is subjected to verbal attack, yet may be praised by sarcasm and jokes.

  4. roast(Verb)

    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.

  5. roast(Verb)

    To process by drying through exposure to sun or artificial heat

    Coffee beans need roasting before

  6. roast(Verb)

    To admonish someone vigorously

    Iu2019m late home for the fourth time this week; my mate will really roast me this time.

  7. roast(Verb)

    To subject to bantering, severely criticize, sometimes as a comedy routine.

    The class clown enjoys being roasted by mates as well as staff.

  8. roast(Verb)

    To undergo roasting in any of the above senses

  9. roast(Adjective)

    having been cooked by roasting

  10. roast(Adjective)

    subjected to roasting, bantered, severely criticized

  11. Origin: From rosten, from rostir (Modern French: rôtir), of origin, from Old *, from raustijanan, from reus-. Cognate with roosteren, rösten.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roast(verb)

    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

  2. Roast(verb)

    to cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.; as, to roast a potato in ashes

  3. Roast(verb)

    to dry and parch by exposure to heat; as, to roast coffee; to roast chestnuts, or peanuts

  4. Roast(verb)

    hence, to heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn

  5. Roast(verb)

    to dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores

  6. Roast(verb)

    to banter severely

  7. Roast(verb)

    to cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or in an oven

  8. Roast(verb)

    to undergo the process of being roasted

  9. Roast(noun)

    that which is roasted; a piece of meat which has been roasted, or is suitable for being roasted

  10. Roast(adj)

    roasted; as, roast beef


  1. Roast

    A roast is an event, almost exclusively in the United States, in which an individual is subjected to a public presentation of comedic insults, praise, outlandish true and untrue stories, and heartwarming tributes, the implication being that the roastee is able to take the jokes in good humor and not as serious criticism or insult, and therefore, show his or her good nature. It is seen by some as a great honor to be roasted, as the individual is surrounded by friends, fans, and well-wishers, who can receive some of the same treatment as well during the course of the evening. The party and presentation itself are both referred to as a "roast." The host of the event is called the "roastmaster." Anyone who is honored in such a way is said to have been "roasted."

Anagrams of roast

  1. Astro, ratos, rotas, sorta, taros

Translations for roast

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to cook or be cooked in an oven, or over or in front of a fire etc

to roast a chicken over the fire; The beef was roasting in the oven.

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