Roast - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |roʊst|  American pronunciation of the word roast
Brit.  |rəʊst|  British pronunciation of the word roast


- a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion (syn: joint)
- negative criticism (syn: knock)


- cook with dry heat, usually in an oven
- subject to laughter or ridicule(syn: blackguard, guy, rib, ridicule)


- (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven (syn: roasted)


The chicken is roasting in the oven.

We roasted the peanuts over the fire.

The peanuts roasted over the fire.

We were roasting in the hot sun.

The movie is being roasted by the critics.

She made a roast for dinner.

We're having pork roast for dinner.

The meat was roasting in the oven.

If we were to roast him it might hurt our business.

I was roasted for falling asleep in a deck-chair during play.

These films have been roasted by most critics.

Are you going to roast the chicken?

We caught a rabbit and roasted it over an open fire.

His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

The roast should serve six.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: roast
he/she/it: roasts
present participle: roasting
past tense: roasted
past participle: roasted
singular: roast
plural: roasts
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