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.

    Etymology: 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”.

  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.

    Etymology: 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”.

  3. barbecue(Verb)

    To cook food on a barbecue; to grill.

    Etymology: 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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. barbecue

    A tropical custom of dressing a pig whole.

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  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. John Sanford:

    It’s not whether you are gay or transgender or black or white or yellow or pink. To me it doesn’t matter, if you walk through my door I’ll be happy to fix you a plate of barbecue.

  2. Jamie Lloyd:

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

  3. Daniel Vaughn:

    Barbecue is such a loaded word in Texas with so many people bringing their own meaning to it. It is so ingrained in the culture and always a subject to argue about.

  4. Stan Hays:

    We'll teach them the basics of grilling and smoking, we'll show them about competition barbecue and the camaraderie that offers... and we'll teach them what we do in BBQ deployments and hopefully get more volunteers.

  5. Tandy Wilson:

    Memphis is a barbecue city, right? We're a meat-and-three city, i think that Arnold's Country Kitchen defines our city better than any other restaurant that we have.

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