Origin of roaster
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of roast
Related Words for roasterkiln, stove, microwave, sheet, pot, kettle, bucket, saucepan, skillet, range, roaster, tandoor, vessel, casserole, pail, pannikin, spit, griddle, fireplace, broiler
Examples from the Web for roaster
Historical Examples of 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.
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.