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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roast  \Roast\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Roasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Roasting}.]  [OE.  rosten,  OF  rostir,  F.  r[^o]tir;  of  German 
  origin;  cf  OHG.  r[=o]sten,  G.  r["o]sten,  fr  OHG.  r[=o]st, 
  r[=o]sta,  gridiron,  G.  rost;  cf  AS  hyrstan  to  roast.] 
  1.  To  cook  by  exposure  to  radiant  heat  before  a  fire;  as  to 
  roast  meat  on  a  spit,  or  in  an  oven  open  toward  the  fire 
  and  having  reflecting  surfaces  within;  also  to  cook  in  a 
  close  oven. 
  2.  To  cook  by  surrounding  with  hot  embers,  ashes,  sand,  etc.; 
  as  to  roast  a  potato  in  ashes. 
  In  eggs  boiled  and  roasted  there  is  scarce 
  difference  to  be  discerned.  --BAcon. 
  3.  To  dry  and  parch  by  exposure  to  heat;  as  to  roast  coffee; 
  to  roast  chestnuts,  or  peanuts. 
  4.  Hence  to  heat  to  excess;  to  heat  violently;  to  burn. 
  ``Roasted  in  wrath  and  fire.''  --Shak. 
  5.  (Metal.)  To  dissipate  by  heat  the  volatile  parts  of  as 
  6.  To  banter  severely.  [Colloq.]  --Atterbury. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roast  \Roast\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  cook  meat,  fish,  etc.,  by  heat,  as  before  the  fire  or 
  in  an  oven. 
  He  could  roast,  and  seethe,  and  broil,  and  fry. 
  2.  To  undergo  the  process  of  being  roasted. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roast  \Roast\,  n. 
  That  which  is  roasted;  a  piece  of  meat  which  has  been 
  roasted,  or  is  suitable  for  being  roasted. 
  A  fat  swan  loved  he  best  of  any  roost  [roast]. 
  {To  rule  the  roast},  to  be  at  the  head  of  affairs.  ``The 
  new-made  duke  that  rules  the  roast.'' 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roast  \Roast\,  a.  [For  roasted.] 
  Roasted;  as  roast  beef. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (of  meat)  to  cook  by  dry  heat  in  an  oven  [syn:  {roasted}] 
  n  1:  a  piece  of  meat  roasted  or  for  roasting  and  of  a  size  for 
  slicing  into  more  than  one  portion  [syn:  {joint}] 
  2:  negative  criticism  [syn:  {knock}] 
  v  :  cook  with  dry  heat,  usually  in  an  oven;  "roast  the  turkey" 

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