Meaning of “roast” in the English Dictionary

"roast" in British English

See all translations

roastverb

uk /rəʊst/ us /roʊst/

roastadjective [ before noun ]

uk /rəʊst/ us /roʊst/ also roasted

roastnoun [ C ]

uk /rəʊst/ us /roʊst/

(Definition of “roast” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"roast" in American English

See all translations

roastverb [ I/T ]

us /roʊst/

to cook meat or other food by dry heat in an oven or over a fire

roast
adjective [ not gradable ] us /roʊst/ also roasted, /ˈroʊ·stəd/

roast beef/turkey

roastnoun [ C ]

us /roʊst/

a large piece of meat cooked in an oven:

a beef roast

A roast is also an outside event at which food is cooked over a fire:

a lobster roast

(Definition of “roast” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)