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  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 
  ores. 
 
  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. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  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]. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  {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]: 
 
  roast 
  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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