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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ROAST, verb transitive [If the verb is from the noun, the sense is to dress or cook on a gridiron or grate, and rist, rost, coincide in elements with Latin rastellum, a rake. If the verb is the root, the sense probably is to contract or crisp, or to throw or agitate, hence to make rough.]

1. To cook, dress or prepare meat for the table by exposing it to heat, as on a spit. In a bake-pan, in an oven or the like. We now say, to roast meat on a spit, in a pan, or in a tin oven, etc.; to bake meat in an oven; to broil meat on a gridiron.

2. To prepare for food by exposure to heat; as, to roast apples or potatoes; to roast eggs.

3. To heat to excess; to heat violently.

ROASTed in wrath and fire.

4. To dry and parch by exposure to heat; as, to roast coffee.

5. In metallurgy, to dissipate the volatile parts of ore by heat.

6. In common discourse, to jeer; to banter severely.

ROAST, noun That which is roasted.

ROAST, adjective [for roasted.] Roasted; as roast beef.

ROAST, noun In the phrase, to rule the roast this word is a corrupt pronunciation.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ROASTED, participle passive Dressed by exposure to heat on a spit.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. One that roasts meat; also, a gridiron.

2. A pig for roasting.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ROASTING, participle present tense

1. Preparing for the table by exposure to heat on a spit; drying and parching.

2. Bantering with severity.

ROASTING, noun A severe teasing or bantering.