Nearby words

  1. roaring,
  2. roaring forties,
  3. roaring twenties,
  4. roaringly,
  5. roarming,
  6. roaster,
  7. roasting,
  8. roasting ear,
  9. roastingly,
  10. rob

Origin of roast

1250–1300; Middle English rosten (v.) < Old French rostir < Germanic; compare Dutch roosten, German rösten

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British Dictionary definitions for roast

roast

/ (rəʊst) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

something that has been roasted, esp meat

Word Origin for roast

C13: from Old French rostir, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch roosten to roast

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Word Origin and History for roast
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