Roast appears in the following tongue twisters:
- How much pot, could a pot roast roast, if a pot roast could roast pot.
- Freddy is ready to roast red roaches.
Ready for Freddy's roasted red roaches?
- How many rats would the ruskies roast if the ruskies could roast rats?
How many cats would a caddie catch if a caddie could catch cats?
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun roast:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb roast:
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- Definition of the adjective roast
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Definition of the noun roast
What does roast mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: roasts
- a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
- lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
- synonym of roast: joint
- more generic terms: cut / cut of meat = a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
- more specific terms:
- blade roast = a roast cut from the blade
- pot roast = cut of beef suitable for simmering in liquid in a closed pot
- standing rib roast / rib roast = a cut of meat (beef or venison) including more than one rib and the meat located along the outside of the ribs
- top round = roast cut from the round
- rump roast = a cut of beef or veal from the fleshy hindquarters of the animal
- beef roast / roast beef = cut of beef suitable for roasting
- roast veal / veal roast = cut of veal suitable for roasting
- lamb roast / roast lamb = a cut of lamb suitable for roasting
- pork roast / roast pork = cut of pork suitable for roasting
- negative criticism
Alternative definition of the noun roast
- A cut of meat suited to roasting
- A gathering where the meal is being roasted
- (Originally fraternal) A comical event where a person is subjected to verbal attack or roasts, yet may be praised by sarcasm and jokes.
Definition of the adjective roast
What does roast mean as an attribute of a noun?
Roast is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.
adjective - degrees: roaster |
Alternative definition of the adjective roast
- having been cooked by roasting
- [figuratively] subjected to roasting, bantered, severely criticized
Definition of the verb roast
What does roast mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: roasted | roasting | roasts
- cook with dry heat, usually in an oven
- examples: roast the turkey | The chefs roast the vegetables
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula Verbs with the same syntax [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] Jennifer baked the potatoes Verbs of Change of State: bake, barbecue, blanch, boil, braise, broil, brown, char, coddle, cook, crisp, deep-fry, french-fry, fry, grill, heat, microwave, overcook, overheat, pan-broil, pan-fry, parboil, parch, percolate, perk, plank, poach, reheat, rissole, saute, scald, scallop, sear, shirr, simmer, steam, steep, stew, toast, warm up [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] Jennifer boiled the pot dry [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] in / on / with [Instrument] Jennifer boiled the pot dry on the stove [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] in / on / with [Instrument] Jennifer baked the potatoes in the oven [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Jennifer baked the potatoes to a crisp [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] in / on / with [Instrument] Jennifer baked the potatoes to a crisp in the oven [Instrument - solid] [Verb] [Patient] This oven bakes potatoes [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] The potatoes baked [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adjective] Pots boil dry [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adjective] in / on / with [Instrument] Pots boil dry on the stove [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Potatoes bake to a crisp [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] in / on / with [Instrument] Potatoes bake to a crisp in the oven [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Product] Donna grilled me steaks Verbs of Creation and Transformation: barbeque, boil, broil, clean, fry, grill, iron, microwave, poach, pour, scramble, set, toast, wash, weld [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] Donna grilled steaks [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary] Donna grilled steaks for me
- domain: cookery / cooking / preparation
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- more generic word: cook = transform and make suitable for consumption by heating
- more specific term: pan roast = roast in a pan
- subject to laughter or ridicule
- example: His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of roast: blackguard / guy / jest at / laugh at / make fun / poke fun / rib / ridicule
- more generic words: bemock / mock = treat with contempt
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the verb roast
- [transitive] To cook food by heating in an oven or over fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance to the food.
- [transitive] To process by drying through exposure to sun or artificial heat
- [figuratively] [transitive] To admonish someone vigorously
- [figuratively] [transitive] To subject to bantering, severely criticize, sometimes as a comedy routine.
- [intransitive] To undergo roasting in any of the above senses
Roast a.k.a. The Sunday roast is a traditional British and Irish main meal that is traditionally served on Sundays but can be eaten on any day of the week, consisting of roasted meat, roast potato or mashed potato, with accompaniments such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables and gravy. Other names for this meal are Sunday dinner, Sunday lunch, Roast dinner, and Sunday joint. The meal is often comparable to a less grand version of a traditional Christmas dinner. Besides being served in its original homelands, the tradition of a Sunday dinner has been a major influence on food cultures in countries with populations originating from the nations of the British Isles and Ireland.
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There are other foods with Roast in their name, like Egg roast, Nut roast, Pig roast, Pot roast, Bull roast, Roast beef, roast-beef, Rump roast, Chuck roast, Roast goose, Roast Quail, Roast chicken, Roast Pheasant, Worthington® Dinner Roast, Roast lamb with laver sauce, Campbell's Slow Roast Chicken Gravy, FRANCO-AMERICAN Slow Roast Beef Gravy, Campbell's Chunky Savory Pot Roast Soup, FRANCO-AMERICAN Slow Roast Turkey Gravy.
Roast: A roast is an event in which a person is subjected to a public presentation of comedic insults, praise, outlandish true and untrue stories, and heartwarming tributes as a mock counter to a toast. The implication is that the roastee is able to take the jokes in good humor and not as serious criticism or insult, and it is seen by some as a great honor to be roasted. The individual is surrounded by friends, fans, and well-wishers, who can receive some of the same treatment as well during the course of the evening. The party and presentation itself are both referred to as a "roast." The host of the event is called the "roastmaster." Anyone who is honored in such a way is said to have been "roasted.
Phrases with Roast
Phrases starting with the word Roast:
Phrases ending with the word Roast:
- pan roast
- pot roast
- rib roast
- beef roast
- lamb roast
- pork roast
- rump roast
- Spit Roast
- veal roast
- blade roast
- crown roast
- Sunday Roast
- weenie roast
- wiener roast
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Roast
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The Grilling Encyclopedia (1994)
An A-to-Z Compendium of how to Grill Almost Anything
Because a loin roast still has the bones intact, you have a better chance of producing a succulent, flavorful piece of meat. An average-sized, 4-pound pork loin roast will serve six people. Cook the roast as is (perhaps with a half dozen or so cut ...
By a Thousand American Mothers ... A Thousand Facts for Every Day Use
To Roast a Goose. . . . . . . . . . 83 | Chicken Cream .
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To Roast Snipes, Woodcocks Lobster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 and Plovers .
by Mary Eaton
ROAST CALF'S HEAD. Wash the head very clean, take out the brains, and dry it well with a cloth. Make a seasoning of pepper, salt, nutmeg, and cloves ; add a slice of bacon finely minced, and some grated bread. Strew the seasoning over the ...
The Visual Food Encyclopedia (1996)
eye round roast top round roast rump ...
Anthropological Report on the Ibo-speaking Peoples of Nigeria: English-Ibo and Ibo-English dictionary (1913)
by Northcote Whitridge Thomas
roo, roast. (e)ropu, root out. (e)ropu lu, pull out (tooth, small tree). (a)rQputa, choose out, elect. (e)roputa, pull out (teeth, big things). (e)rota lu, pull out (hair, tooth, stick). (a)rQta lu, take off (fire). (a)rQta lu, pick good one. (a)rota lu notu notu , ...
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- Roast Meaning
Video shows what roast means. To cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred ...
- Corn roast Meaning
Video shows what corn roast means. An outdoor celebration in which corn is cooked on open fires.. Corn roast Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...
- Redmond Twinkie Roast 2013 Explanation and Commentary
- AIB Explanation for Taking Down the Roast Has Us LOL a report
AIB, the comedy group that has been engulfed with a controversy over a roast that it filmed in Mumbai and uploaded on YouTube, has explained why it decided ...
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- AIB roast: Police complaint lodged against Bollywood stars for filthy language - BT
AIB roast: Police complaint lodged against Bollywood stars for filthy language Police have initiated an inquiry into a complaint against filmmaker Karan Johar, ...
- ESL Self-Study Lesson - roast, build, melt - English Lesson 249
SCRIPT A piece of meat is being roasted. A fire has been built. The ice is melting. A) A piece of meat is being fried. B) A piece of meat is being cut. C) A piece of ...
- #1 Ojibway language - to roast or cook over a fire
Geraldine learns Ojibway. Today's word of the day is abwe, to roast or cook over a fire.
- Fairly hillarious roast of Joseph Jaffe at SXSW (language)
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Scrabble value of R1O1A1S1T1
The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of ROAST
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- O STAR
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