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English Dictionary: roast by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
roast
adj
  1. (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven [syn: roast, roasted]
n
  1. a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    Synonym(s): roast, joint
  2. negative criticism
    Synonym(s): knock, roast
v
  1. cook with dry heat, usually in an oven; "roast the turkey"
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Roast \Roast\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roasted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Roasting}.] [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. r[93]tir; of German
      origin; cf. OHG. r[omac]sten, G. r[94]sten, fr. OHG.
      r[omac]st, r[omac]sta, gridiron, G. rost; cf. AS. hyrstan to
      roast.]
      1. 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. To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.;
            as, to roast a potato in ashes.
  
                     In eggs boiled and roasted there is scarce
                     difference to be discerned.               --BAcon.
  
      3. To dry and parch by exposure to heat; as, to roast coffee;
            to roast chestnuts, or peanuts.
  
      4. Hence, to heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
            [bd]Roasted in wrath and fire.[b8] --Shak.
  
      5. (Metal.) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as
            ores.
  
      6. To banter severely. [Colloq.] --Atterbury.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Roast \Roast\, v. i.
      1. To cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or
            in an oven.
  
                     He could roast, and seethe, and broil, and fry.
                                                                              --Chaucer.
  
      2. To undergo the process of being roasted.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Roast \Roast\, n.
      That which is roasted; a piece of meat which has been
      roasted, or is suitable for being roasted.
  
               A fat swan loved he best of any roost [roast].
                                                                              --Chaucer.
  
      {To rule the roast}, to be at the head of affairs. [bd]The
            new-made duke that rules the roast.[b8]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Roast \Roast\, a. [For roasted.]
      Roasted; as, roast beef.
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