What does barbecue mean?

Definitions for barbecue
ˈbɑr bɪˌkyubar·be·cue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barbecue, barbeque(noun)

    meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce

  2. barbecue, barbeque(noun)

    a cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire; especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit

  3. barbecue, barbeque(verb)

    a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors

  4. barbeque, barbecue, cook out(verb)

    cook outdoors on a barbecue grill

    "let's barbecue that meat"; "We cooked out in the forest"


  1. barbecue(Noun)

    A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.

  2. barbecue(Noun)

    A meal or event highlighted by food cooked on a barbecue.

    We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.

  3. barbecue(Verb)

    To cook food on a barbecue; to grill.

  4. Origin: From barbacoa, from barbakoa, the raised wooden structure the Indians used to either sleep on or cure meat. Originally “meal of roasted meat or fish”.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barbecue(noun)

    a hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast

  2. Barbecue(noun)

    a social entertainment, where many people assemble, usually in the open air, at which one or more large animals are roasted or broiled whole

  3. Barbecue(noun)

    a floor, on which coffee beans are sun-dried

  4. Barbecue(verb)

    to dry or cure by exposure on a frame or gridiron

  5. Barbecue(verb)

    to roast or broil whole, as an ox or hog


  1. Barbecue

    Barbecue is a method and apparatus for char grilling food in the hot smoke of a wood fire, usually charcoal fueled. In the United States, to grill is to cook in this manner quickly, while barbecue is typically a much slower method utilizing less heat than grilling, attended to over an extended period of several hours. The term as a noun can refer to the meat or to the cooking apparatus itself. The term as an adjective can refer to foods cooked by this method. The term is also used as a verb for the act of cooking food in this manner. Barbecue is usually done in an outdoor environment by cooking and smoking the meat over wood or charcoal. Restaurant barbecue may be cooked in large brick or metal ovens specially designed for that purpose. Barbecue has numerous regional variations in many parts of the world.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barbecue

    bärb′e-kū, v.t. to roast whole, as a pig: to cure flesh by exposing it on a barbecue.—n. a framework on which to dry and smoke meat above a fire: an animal roasted whole: an open floor on which coffee-beans and the like are spread out to dry: (Amer.) a large social or political entertainment, where the hospitalities are on a lavish scale. [Sp. barbacoa—Haytian barbacòa, a framework of sticks set upon posts.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbecue in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbecue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of barbecue in a Sentence

  1. Steven Raichlen:

    When it comes to barbecue, Kansas City still rules.

  2. Hidezo Sato:

    Some people have suggested a barbecue area or a promenade.

  3. Jamie Lloyd:

    When we first started, it was just a day thing. A barbecue and some fishing, we only had 35 soldiers.

  4. Dan Misuraca:

    They know they have to do whatever it takes to get the job done — even if it’s a barbecue restaurant.

  5. Jack Waiboer:

    More hogs are sacrificed daily in the name of great barbecue in Lexington than any other place on the planet.

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