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English Dictionary: roast by the DICT Development Group
5 results for roast
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven [syn: roast, roasted]
  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
  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
      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
      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.
      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].
      {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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