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roasting

[roh-sting] /ˈroʊ stɪŋ/
adjective
1.
used or suitable to roast.
2.
exceedingly hot; scorching:
a roasting July.
noun
3.
a severely critical notice or review; pan.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (gerund); see roast, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
roastingly, adverb

roast

[rohst] /roʊst/
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
Related forms
roastable, adjective
half-roasted, adjective
overroast, verb
underroast, verb (used with object)
unroasted, adjective
well-roasted, adjective
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Examples from the web for roasting
  • But it's not all mullets and roasting sausages at the expo.
  • These quick sauces and dry rubs are delicious whether you're roasting, pan-frying, or grilling.
  • The best cuts of beef for roasting are: tip or middle of sirloin, back of rump, or first three ribs.
  • There came continually more and more of these cats and their howling mingled with that of those roasting on the spit was terrific.
  • So the world is condemned to a slow roasting, even though global warming could be averted if everyone co-operated.
  • Brewers then use one of several methods for roasting the beans.
  • Many of these are inhospitable, roasting-hot worlds.
  • Although our dry roast practice makes roasting more challenging, the preservation of flavor is definitely worth the effort.
  • Little fire stands circling the savannah signaled roasting corn.
  • Also a tremendous rib-piece was roasting before the fire, being impaled on an upright stake forced in and out between the ribs.
British Dictionary definitions for roasting

roasting

/ˈrəʊstɪŋ/
adjective
1.
extremely hot
noun
2.
severe criticism

roast

/rəʊst/
verb (mainly transitive)
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.
(intransitive) to be excessively and uncomfortably hot
6.
(informal) to criticize severely
noun
7.
something that has been roasted, esp meat
Word Origin
C13: from Old French rostir, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch roosten to roast
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Contemporary definitions for roasting
adjective

uncomfortably hot

Word Origin

1768

Usage Note

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Word Origin and History for roasting

roast

v.

late 13c., "to cook by dry heat," from Old French rostir "to roast, burn" (Modern French rôtir), from Frankish *hraustjan (cf. Old High German rosten, German rösten, Middle Dutch roosten "to roast"), originally "cook on a grate or gridiron," related to Germanic words meaning "gridiron, grate;" cf. German Rost, Middle Dutch roost.

Intransitive sense "be very hot, be exposed to great heat" is from c.1300. The meaning "make fun of in an affectionate way" is from 1710. From the same source as roster. Related: Roasted; roasting. Roast beef first recorded 1630s (cf. French rosbif, from English).

n.

early 14c., "meat roasted or for roasting;" see roast (v.). Meaning "a roasting" is from 1580s. Sense of "an unmerciful bantering" is from 1740.

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Slang definitions & phrases for roasting

roasting

adjective

Uncomfortably hot (1768+)


roast

noun

: this national love for a good ''roast,'' this spirit of mockery

verb

To make fun of; ridicule; insult, often in an affectionate way: had been roasted often by the critics as a ham (1710+)


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