(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven

Similar word(s): cooked, roasted


1. a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion

Similar word(s): joint

Definition categories: food, cut

2. negative criticism

Similar word(s): knock

Definition categories: thought, criticism, critique

Sentences with roast as a noun:

- Dark roast means that the coffee bean has been roasted to a higher temperature and for a longer period of time than in light roast.


1. cook with dry heat, usually in an oven

- roast the turkey

Definition categories: change, cook

2. subject to laughter or ridicule

- His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

Similar word(s): blackguard, guy, rib, ridicule

Definition categories: communication, bemock, mock

Sentences with roast as a verb:

- to roast meat on a spit

- to roast a potato in ashes

- Coffee beans need roasting before use.

- to roast chestnuts or peanuts

- I’m late home for the fourth time this week; my mate will really roast me this time.

- The class clown enjoys being roasted by mates as well as staff.