What does roast mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. roast(Noun)

    A cut of meat suited to roasting

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

  2. roast(Noun)

    A meal consisting of roast foods.

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

  3. roast(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  5. roast(Verb)

    To process by drying through exposure to sun or artificial heat

    Coffee beans need roasting before

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

  6. roast(Verb)

    To admonish someone vigorously

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

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

  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.

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

  8. roast(Verb)

    To undergo roasting in any of the above senses

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

  9. roast(Adjective)

    having been cooked by roasting

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

  10. roast(Adjective)

    subjected to roasting, bantered, severely criticized

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. rtir; of German origin; cf. OHG. rsten, G. rsten, fr. OHG. rst, rsta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.]

  2. Roast(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. rtir; of German origin; cf. OHG. rsten, G. rsten, fr. OHG. rst, rsta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.]

  3. Roast(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. rtir; of German origin; cf. OHG. rsten, G. rsten, fr. OHG. rst, rsta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.]

  4. Roast(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. rtir; of German origin; cf. OHG. rsten, G. rsten, fr. OHG. rst, rsta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.]

  5. Roast(verb)

    to dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores

    Etymology: [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. rtir; of German origin; cf. OHG. rsten, G. rsten, fr. OHG. rst, rsta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.]

  6. Roast(verb)

    to banter severely

    Etymology: [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. rtir; of German origin; cf. OHG. rsten, G. rsten, fr. OHG. rst, rsta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.]

  7. Roast(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. rtir; of German origin; cf. OHG. rsten, G. rsten, fr. OHG. rst, rsta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.]

  8. Roast(verb)

    to undergo the process of being roasted

    Etymology: [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. rtir; of German origin; cf. OHG. rsten, G. rsten, fr. OHG. rst, rsta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.]

  9. Roast(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. rtir; of German origin; cf. OHG. rsten, G. rsten, fr. OHG. rst, rsta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.]

  10. Roast(adj)

    roasted; as, roast beef

    Etymology: [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. rtir; of German origin; cf. OHG. rsten, G. rsten, fr. OHG. rst, rsta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to roast.]

Freebase

  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."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Roast

    rōst, v.t. to cook before a fire, or in an oven: to expose a person to ridicule: to parch by exposure to heat: to heat to excess: to dissipate the volatile parts of by heat.—n. that which is roasted.—ns. Roas′ter, anything suitable for roasting: a furnace used in making ball soda; Roas′ter-slag, slag from the fifth stage of copper-smelting; Roas′ting; Roas′ting-cyl′inder, a furnace for roasting ore; Roas′ting-ear, an ear of maize fit for roasting; Roas′ting-jack, an apparatus for turning the spit on which meat is roasted; Roas′ting-kiln; Roas′ting-ov′en; Roast′-ī′ron, a gridiron.—Roastbeef plant, an iris of Western Europe.—Rule the roast, to domineer. [A.S. róstian; cog. with Dut. roosten, Ger. rösten; or O. Fr. rostir (Fr. rôtir)—Old High Ger. rōstan; or Celt., as Gael. rost, W. rhostio, Bret. rosta, all meaning to roast.]

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  1. Astro, ratos, rotas, sorta, taros

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of roast in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of roast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of roast in a Sentence

  1. Confucius:

    Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.

  2. Gloria Allred:

    Gloria Allred has been protecting women’s rights for more than 40 years. At her Friars Club Roast, who will protect hers?

  3. The Hollywood Reporter:

    I didnt grope anybody. I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. Thats my thing I licked Carrie Fisher at a roast. Its me being funny. Im not trying to sexually harass people.

  4. Chico Marx:

    Mustard's no good without roast beef.

  5. Theta Tau:

    It was revealed that the video was a parody, skit, or roast of the active brothers by a pledge class, and not Chapter members hazing, humiliating, or disparaging its pledges as Syracuse University had described to Theta Tau central office. However, this does not excuse the behavior.

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