roaster

[roh-ster]
noun
1.
a contrivance for roasting something, as an oven, a pan for roasting meat, or a machine for roasting coffee beans.
2.
a pig, chicken, or other animal or article of a size convenient and grade suitable for roasting.
3.
a person or thing that roasts.
4.
a guest speaker at a roast.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see roast, -er1

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roast

[rohst]
verb (used with object)
1.
to bake (meat or other food) uncovered, especially in an oven.
2.
to cook (meat or other food) by direct exposure to dry heat, as on a spit.
3.
to brown, dry, or parch by exposure to heat, as coffee beans.
4.
to cook or heat by embedding in hot coals, embers, etc.: to roast chestnuts.
5.
to heat excessively: The summer sun has been roasting the entire countryside.
6.
Metallurgy. to heat (ore or the like) in air in order to oxidize it.
7.
to warm at a hot fire: She roasted her hands over the fire.
8.
Informal. to ridicule or criticize severely or mercilessly.
9.
to honor with or subject to a roast: Friends roasted the star at a charity dinner.
verb (used without object)
10.
to roast meat or other food.
11.
to undergo the process of becoming roasted.
noun
12.
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.
13.
a piece of meat for roasting.
14.
something that is roasted.
15.
the act or process of roasting.
16.
Informal. severe criticism.
17.
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.
18.
an outdoor get-together, as a picnic or barbecue, at which food is roasted and eaten: a weenie roast.
adjective
19.
roasted: roast beef.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English rosten (v.) < Old French rostir < Germanic; compare Dutch roosten, German rösten

roastable, adjective
half-roasted, adjective
overroast, verb
underroast, verb (used with object)
unroasted, adjective
well-roasted, adjective
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roast (rəʊst)
 
vb
1.  to cook (meat or other food) by dry heat, usually with added fat and esp in an oven
2.  to brown or dry (coffee, etc) by exposure to heat
3.  metallurgy to heat (an ore) in order to produce a concentrate that is easier to smelt
4.  to heat (oneself or something) to an extreme degree, as when sunbathing, sitting before the fire, etc
5.  (intr) to be excessively and uncomfortably hot
6.  informal to criticize severely
 
n
7.  something that has been roasted, esp meat
 
[C13: from Old French rostir, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch roosten to roast]

roaster (ˈrəʊstə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that roasts
2.  a roasting tin
3.  a piece of food, such as a chicken or a potato, that is suitable for roasting

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roast
c.1300, from O.Fr. rostir, from Frankish *hraustjan (cf. O.H.G. rosten, M.Du. roosten "to roast"), from the same source as roster (q.v.). The meaning "make fun of in an affectionate way" is from 1710. The noun is attested from early 14c. Roast beef first recorded 1630s.
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Example sentences
His coat was threadbare and with more holes in it than a chestnut roaster.
And my favorite stop when he showed me through his factory was the cocoa bean
  roaster.
People bought meat from the butcher, bread from the baker, coffee from the
  roaster and beer from the local brewer.
Coffee beans are fresh when they come out of the roaster.
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