- used or suitable to roast.
- exceedingly hot; scorching: a roasting July.
- a severely critical notice or review; pan.
Origin of roasting
- 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
Related Words for roastingscalding, burning, heated, close, broiling, steaming, scorching, flaming, searing, sweltering, tropic, white, red, blistering, boiling, warm, baking, blazing, sizzling, piping
Examples from the Web for roasting
Contemporary Examples of roasting
Finish the sauce by putting the roasting pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries
December 24, 2014
The smells of roasting maize, diesel fumes, and floral soap from the streets of Harare are still seared into my brain.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)
September 9, 2014
After roasting, hand-grinding the beans and seeping the grinds, he hands out steaming cups.Will Coffee Rust Hurt Starbucks?
June 8, 2014
Yes, Gatto said, Valle spoke of trussing his victims with rope and roasting them in an oven or on an outsized spit.Cannibal Cop Now Faces Life in Prison
March 12, 2013
Aside from the labor-heavy recipe for roasting the turkey, the stuffing recipe is a feat even for accomplished chefs.Food Writers Share Thanksgiving Stories
November 24, 2011
Historical Examples of roasting
As the roasting also develops the flavor, it must be done carefully.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
These directions for roasting beef will apply equally to mutton.
Repeat this frequently while it is roasting; after a while you can baste it with its own fat.
It will require, according to its size, from two to three hours roasting.
A good sized pig will require at least three hours' roasting.
- extremely hot
- severe criticism
- 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 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.