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Definition of "roast" []

  • To cook with dry heat, as in an oven or near hot coals. (verb-transitive)
  • To dry, brown, or parch by exposing to heat. (verb-transitive)
  • To expose to great or excessive heat. (verb-transitive)
  • Metallurgy To heat (ores) in a furnace in order to dehydrate, purify, or oxidize before smelting. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To ridicule or criticize harshly. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "roast" in a sentence
  • "If an especially inviting roast of pork is desired, a _crown roast_ should be selected, for this is just as attractive as a crown roast of lamb."
  • "The roast is in the oven, and the crackling is coming up a treat. but the ham ooh the ham."
  • "Place in roast pan and pour marinade over roast, covering with lid or foil."