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Definition of 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.
  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.
  5. To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
  6. To banter severely.
  7. To cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or in an oven.
  8. To undergo the process of being roasted.
  9. That which is roasted; a piece of meat which has been roasted, or is suitable for being roasted.
  10. Roasted; as, roast beef.

Roast Quotations

A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.
Humphrey Bogart

I've always said fashion is like roast chicken: You don't have to think about it to know it's delicious.
Alber Elbaz

I've actually tried to roast somebody that I don't like, and it doesn't go well. Either they're a bad sport or I'm not as funny as I could be.
Jeff Ross

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
Jules Renard

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.
Samuel Johnson
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Roast Translations

roast in Afrikaans is braai
roast in Danish is stege
roast in Dutch is braden, roosteren, branden
roast in Finnish is paistaa
roast in Italian is cuocio
roast in Norwegian is steke
roast in Spanish is asar
roast in Swedish is steka, stek
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