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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 roast /ˈrost/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 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)

 Roast v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Roasting.]
 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.”
 5. Metal. To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
 6. To banter severely. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Roast, a.  Roasted; as, roast beef.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (of meat) cooked 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 1: cook with dry heat, usually in an oven; "roast the turkey"
      2: subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed
         the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun
         at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students
         roasted the professor at his 60th birthday" [syn: ridicule,
          guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make
         fun, poke fun]