'roast·er || 'rɔːtə(r) n. person or thing that roasts; oven or other device designed for roasting; any animal fit for roasting

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  • Roaster — Roast er, n. 1. One who roasts meat. [1913 Webster] 2. A contrivance for roasting. [1913 Webster] 3. A pig, or other article of food fit for roasting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roaster — [rōs′tər] n. 1. a person or thing that roasts 2. a special pan, oven, or apparatus for roasting meat, etc. 3. a young pig, chicken, etc. suitable for roasting …   English World dictionary

  • roaster — [ rəʊstə] of (a roaster of deceit) (chess) a grand roaster a past roaster a roaster at to find one s roaster ( to find one who is superior ) a question roaster (BE; AE has quizmaster) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • roaster — roast ► VERB 1) (with reference to food, especially meat) cook or be cooked by prolonged exposure to heat in an oven or over a fire. 2) process (a foodstuff) by subjecting it to intense heat. 3) make or become very warm. 4) criticize or reprimand …   English terms dictionary

  • roaster — noun Date: 15th century 1. one that roasts 2. a device for roasting 3. something adapted to roasting: as a. a suckling pig b. a bird fit for roasting; especially a young chicken larger than a broiler …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • roaster — /roh steuhr/, n. 1. a contrivance for roasting something, as an oven, a pan for roasting meat, or a machine for roasting coffee beans. 2. a pig, chicken, or other animal or article of a size convenient and grade suitable for roasting. 3. a person …   Universalium

  • roaster — noun a) A kitchen utensil used for roasting. b) A chicken etc suitable for roasting …   Wiktionary

  • roaster — Synonyms and related words: Bantam, Cornish hen, banterer, banty, barn door fowl, barnyard fowl, biddy, broiler, brooder, broody hen, caille, canard, caneton, capon, chaffer, chanticleer, chapon, chick, chickabiddy, chicken, chicky, cock,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • roaster — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Stupid person, often abbreviated Example: Aye he s a warm wan right enough …   English dialects glossary

  • roaster — roast·er …   English syllables

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