Definition of roast noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rəʊst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//roʊst//
    Meat, Types of meal
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  1. 1(British English also joint) a large piece of meat that is cooked whole in the oven the Sunday roast See related entries: Meat, Types of meal
  2. 2(North American English) (often in compounds) a party that takes place in somebody’s garden/yard at which food is cooked over an open fire a hot dog roast See related entries: Types of meal
  3. 3(North American English) an event, especially a meal, at which people celebrate somebody’s life by telling funny stories about them
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French rostir, of West Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: roast