Origin of roaster
- to bake (meat or other food) uncovered, especially in an oven.
- to cook (meat or other food) by direct exposure to dry heat, as on a spit.
- to brown, dry, or parch by exposure to heat, as coffee beans.
- to cook or heat by embedding in hot coals, embers, etc.: to roast chestnuts.
- to heat excessively: The summer sun has been roasting the entire countryside.
- Metallurgy. to heat (ore or the like) in air in order to oxidize it.
- to warm at a hot fire: She roasted her hands over the fire.
- Informal. to ridicule or criticize severely or mercilessly.
- to honor with or subject to a roast: Friends roasted the star at a charity dinner.
- to roast meat or other food.
- to undergo the process of becoming roasted.
- roasted meat or a piece of roasted meat, as a piece of beef or veal of a quantity and shape for slicing into more than one portion.
- a piece of meat for roasting.
- something that is roasted.
- the act or process of roasting.
- Informal. severe criticism.
- a facetious ceremonial tribute, usually concluding a banquet, in which the guest of honor is both praised and good-naturedly insulted in a succession of speeches by friends and acquaintances.
- an outdoor get-together, as a picnic or barbecue, at which food is roasted and eaten: a weenie roast.
- roasted: roast beef.
Origin of roast
Examples from the Web for roaster
All of them kept coming to smell the air above the saucepans and the roaster.L'Assommoir
Alec described to the Captain the method of making the roaster.Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
In 1908, an improved type of Burns roaster was patented in the United States.
In 1882, the Hungerfords, father and son, brought out a roaster.
The roaster has survived, but the coffee maker was not so fortunate.
- a person or thing that roasts
- a roasting tin
- a piece of food, such as a chicken or a potato, that is suitable for roasting
- to cook (meat or other food) by dry heat, usually with added fat and esp in an oven
- to brown or dry (coffee, etc) by exposure to heat
- metallurgy to heat (an ore) in order to produce a concentrate that is easier to smelt
- to heat (oneself or something) to an extreme degree, as when sunbathing, sitting before the fire, etc
- (intr) to be excessively and uncomfortably hot
- informal to criticize severely
- something that has been roasted, esp meat
Word Origin and History for roaster
mid-15c., agent noun from roast (v.). As a kind of oven, from 1799; as "article of food prepared for roasting," 1680s.
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.