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  1. (verb-transitive) To cook with dry heat, as in an oven or near hot coals.
  2. (verb-transitive) To dry, brown, or parch by exposing to heat.
  3. (verb-transitive) To expose to great or excessive heat.
  4. (verb-transitive) Metallurgy To heat (ores) in a furnace in order to dehydrate, purify, or oxidize before smelting.
  5. (verb-transitive) Informal To ridicule or criticize harshly.
  6. (verb-transitive) Informal To honor at or subject to a roast.
  7. (verb-intransitive) To cook food in an oven.
  8. (verb-intransitive) To undergo roasting.
  9. (noun) Something roasted.
  10. (noun) A cut of meat suitable or prepared for roasting.
  11. (noun) The act or process of roasting.
  12. (noun) The state of being roasted.
  13. (noun) Harsh ridicule or criticism.
  14. (noun) A facetious tribute, as at a banquet, in which the honoree is alternately praised and insulted.
  15. (adjective) Roasted: roast duck.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. If an especially inviting roast of pork is desired, a crown roast should be selected, for this is just as attractive as a crown roast of lamb. - Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 3: Soup; Meat; Poultry and Game; Fish and Shell Fish
  2. The roast is in the oven, and the crackling is coming up a treat. but the ham ooh the ham. - Cheeseburger Gothic » A Christmas sampler.
  3. Place in roast pan and pour marinade over roast, covering with lid or foil. - Elk Roast Recipe......Help!!!
  4. A block party with a pig roast is held every fall on a couple of the streets. - Where We Live: Manor Lake in Maryland's Montgomery County
  5. The advantage of a roast is that it cooks artfully, gradually, and because of its size and fat composition resists overcooking or dryness. - Ben Eisendrath: Steaks fit to thaw a Logger


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