verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- roaring forties,
- roaring twenties,
- roasting ear,
Origin of roast
Examples from the Web for roast
The nanas and poppies and grannies and grampses who flocked there to roast in the sun.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Remove the roast from the pan and let rest for a minimum of 15 minutes.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With time I learned to disassemble the entire hotpot and mount the heating coil on a roast beef can with a whole punched in it.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They drove out to a restaurant on Eight Mile Road, and he drank two glasses of water, waiting for his roast beef sandwich and tea.
I plan to get shrimp as well as the catfish and also the roast beef.New Orleans Celebrates Its Favorite Sandwich at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival|Tyler Gillespie|November 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Charles Lamb's story of the discovery of roast pork comes into one's head with an effect of repartee.War and the Future|H. G. Wells
They eat many, roast and boiled, and leave them on the trees to ripen.The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros|Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
The slaves carried baskets with cakes, roast meats and jars of hydromel.The Tour|Louis Couperus
So they could have milk and eggs, and sometimes roast chicken for dinner, or roast mutton.The Sandman: His Farm Stories|William J. Hopkins
Roast mutton, like roast beef, is better served rather underdone, but should be a little more done than beef.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for roast
late 13c., "to cook by dry heat," from Old French rostir "to roast, burn" (Modern French rôtir), from Frankish *hraustjan (cf. Old High German rosten, German rösten, Middle Dutch roosten "to roast"), originally "cook on a grate or gridiron," related to Germanic words meaning "gridiron, grate;" cf. German Rost, Middle Dutch roost.
Intransitive sense "be very hot, be exposed to great heat" is from c.1300. The meaning "make fun of in an affectionate way" is from 1710. From the same source as roster. Related: Roasted; roasting. Roast beef first recorded 1630s (cf. French rosbif, from English).
early 14c., "meat roasted or for roasting;" see roast (v.). Meaning "a roasting" is from 1580s. Sense of "an unmerciful bantering" is from 1740.