- roaring forties,
- roaring twenties,
- roasting ear,
- rob peter to pay paul
Origin of roaster
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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|Emile Zola
I glanced out and discovered our Mignon standing erect beside her roaster with flushed cheeks and dancing eyes.The Arm-Chair at the Inn|F. Hopkinson Smith
But many a saw-back fell that day, of all ages, from roaster to patriarch.Company G|A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
As roaster, or in no matter what capacity, the Paris cook had his poetic eulogist.Old and New Paris, v. 1|Henry Sutherland Edwards
Then take it from the roaster, spread it on a matting or on a piece of cloth, and put it in a tin-box as soon as cold.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for roast
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.