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Meaning of ROAST

Pronunciation:  rowst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  negative criticism
  2. [n]  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
  3. [adj]  (of meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven
  4. [v]  cook with dry heat, usually in an oven; "roast the turkey"

ROAST is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: cooked, joint, knock, roasted
 See Also: beef roast, blade roast, cook, criticism, critique, cut, cut of meat, lamb roast, pan roast, pork roast, pot roast, rib roast, roast beef, roast lamb, roast pork, roast veal, rump roast, standing rib roast, top round, veal roast



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Roast\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roasted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Roasting}.] [OE. rosten, OF. rostir, F. r[^o]tir; of German
    origin; cf. OHG. r[=o]sten, G. r["o]sten, fr. OHG. r[=o]st,
    r[=o]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.
       ``Roasted in wrath and fire.'' --Shak.
    5. (Metal.) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as
    6. To banter severely. [Colloq.] --Atterbury.
  2. \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.
  3. \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. ``The
       new-made duke that rules the roast.''
  4. \Roast\, a. [For roasted.]
    Roasted; as, roast beef.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or eating roast in your dream means melancholy in the home, betrayal, and/or secrets.