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Definition of roast noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a large piece of meat that is cooked whole in the oven He made a roast for dinner.
  2. 2(often in compounds) a party that takes place in someone's yard at which food is cooked over an open fire a hot dog roast
  3. 3an event, especially a meal, at which people celebrate someone's life by telling funny stories about them
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: roast