Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “barbecue”

barbecue

noun [C]     /ˈbɑː.bɪ.kjuː/ US  /ˈbɑːr-/ (UK or Australian English informal barbie, written abbreviation BBQ)
A2 a metal frame on which meat , fish , or vegetables are cooked outside over a fire Heaters and burners A2 a meal prepared using such a frame that is eaten outside , often during a party Meals and parts of meals barbecue     verb [T] B1 to cook food on a barbecue: Their traditional sausages are delicious grilled or barbecued.Preparing food using heatPreparing food
(Definition of barbecue noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of barbecue

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Heaters & burners, but you might be interested in these topics from the Household equipment topic area:

More definitions for “barbecue”

Definitions of “barbecue” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More