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ROAST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does roast mean? 

ROAST (noun)
  The noun ROAST has 2 senses:

1. a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
2. negative criticism

  Familiarity information: ROAST used as a noun is rare.


ROAST (adjective)
  The adjective ROAST has 1 sense:

1. (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven

  Familiarity information: ROAST used as an adjective is very rare.


ROAST (verb)
  The verb ROAST has 2 senses:

1. cook with dry heat, usually in an oven
2. subject to laughter or ridicule

  Familiarity information: ROAST used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROAST (noun)


Sense 1roast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

roast; joint

Hypernyms ("roast" is a kind of...):

cut; cut of meat (a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "roast"):

blade roast (a roast cut from the blade)

pork roast; roast pork (cut of pork suitable for roasting)

lamb roast; roast lamb (a cut of lamb suitable for roasting)

roast veal; veal roast (cut of veal suitable for roasting)

beef roast; roast beef (cut of beef suitable for roasting)

rump roast (a cut of beef or veal from the fleshy hindquarters of the animal)

top round (roast cut from the round; usually suitable for roasting)

rib roast; standing rib roast (a cut of meat including more than one rib)

pot roast (cut of beef suitable for simmering in liquid in a closed pot)


Sense 2roast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Negative criticism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

knock; roast

Hypernyms ("roast" is a kind of...):

criticism; critique (a serious examination and judgment of something)


ROAST (adjective)


Sense 1roast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven

Synonyms:

roast; roasted

Similar:

cooked (having been prepared for eating by the application of heat)


ROAST (verb)


Sense 1roast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cook with dry heat, usually in an oven

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

roast the turkey

Hypernyms (to "roast" is one way to...):

cook (transform and make suitable for consumption by heating)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "roast"):

pan roast (roast in a pan)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs roast the vegetables


Sense 2roast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subject to laughter or ridicule

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

ridicule; poke fun; make fun; laugh at; jest at; guy; blackguard; rib; roast

Context examples:

The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house / The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher / His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

Hypernyms (to "roast" is one way to...):

bemock; mock (treat with contempt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "roast"):

tease (mock or make fun of playfully)

lampoon; satirise; satirize (ridicule with satire)

debunk; expose (expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas)

stultify (cause to appear foolish)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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