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Roast vs. Steak — What's the Difference?

Roast vs. Steak — What's the Difference?

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Roast

Cook (food, especially meat) by prolonged exposure to heat in an oven or over a fire
She was going to roast a leg of mutton for Sunday dinner
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Steak

A steak is a meat generally sliced across the muscle fibers, potentially including a bone. It is normally grilled, though can also be pan-fried.
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Roast

Criticize or reprimand severely
If you waste his time he'll roast you
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Steak

High-quality beef taken from the hindquarters of the animal, typically cut into thick slices that are cooked by grilling or frying
He liked his steak rare
A plate of steak and chips
Half a pound of fillet steak
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Roast

(of food) having been roasted
A plate of cold roast beef
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Steak

A slice of meat, typically beef, usually cut thick and across the muscle grain and served broiled or fried.
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Roast

A joint of meat that has been roasted or that is intended for roasting
Carving the Sunday roast
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Steak

A thick slice of a large fish cut across the body.
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Roast

A banquet at which the guest of honour is subjected to good-natured ridicule.
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Steak

A patty of ground meat broiled or fried.
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Roast

To cook with dry heat, as in an oven or near hot coals.
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Steak

, a slice of beef, broiled or cut for broiling.
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Roast

To dry, brown, or parch by exposing to heat.
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Steak

(by extension) A relatively large, thick slice or slab cut from another animal, a vegetable, etc.
Venison steak, bear steak, pork steak, turtle steak, salmon steak; cauliflower steak, eggplant steaks
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Roast

To expose to great or excessive heat.
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Steak

(seafood) A slice of meat cut across the grain (perpendicular to the spine) from a fish.
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Roast

(Metallurgy) To heat (ores) in a furnace in order to dehydrate, purify, or oxidize before smelting.
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Steak

To cook (something, especially fish) like or as a steak.
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Roast

To ridicule or criticize harshly.
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Steak

A slice of beef, broiled, or cut for broiling; - also extended to the meat of other large animals; as, venison steak; bear steak; pork steak; turtle steak.
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Roast

To honor at or subject to a roast.
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Steak

A slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish
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Roast

To cook food in an oven.
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Roast

To undergo roasting.
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Roast

Something roasted.
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Roast

A cut of meat suitable or prepared for roasting.
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Roast

The act or process of roasting.
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Roast

The state of being roasted.
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Roast

Harsh ridicule or criticism.
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Roast

A facetious tribute, as at a banquet, in which the honoree is alternately praised and insulted.
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Roast

Roasted
Roast duck.
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Roast

To cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance.
To roast meat on a spit
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Roast

To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.
To roast a potato in ashes
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Roast

To process by drying through exposure to sun or artificial heat.
Coffee beans need roasting before use.
To roast chestnuts or peanuts
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Roast

To heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
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Roast

To admonish someone vigorously.
I'm late home for the fourth time this week; my mate will really roast me this time.
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Roast

To subject to bantering, severely criticize, sometimes as a comedy routine.
The class clown enjoys being roasted by mates as well as staff.
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Roast

(metalworking) To dissipate the volatile parts of by heat, as ores.
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Roast

A cut of meat suited to roasting; meat that has been roasted.
Serve the roast with gravy and mashed potatoes.
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Roast

A meal consisting of roast foods.
Come over this weekend for Sunday roast.
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Roast

The degree to which something, especially coffee, is roasted.
Dark roast means that the coffee bean has been roasted to a higher temperature and for a longer period of time than in light roast.
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Roast

An instance of being severely admonished, criticized, roasted.
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Roast

A comical event, originally fraternal, where a person is subjected to verbal attack, yet may be praised by sarcasm and jokes.
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Roast

(North America) A social event at which food is roasted and eaten.
On Memorial Day we hosted a wiener roast in the backyard.
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Roast

(slang) A creative insult as a response to something someone said.
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Roast

Having been cooked by roasting.
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Roast

(figuratively) Subjected to roasting; bantered; severely criticized. en
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Roast

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.
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Roast

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.
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Roast

To dry and parch by exposure to heat; as, to roast coffee; to roast chestnuts, or peanuts.
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Roast

Hence, to heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
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Roast

To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
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Roast

To banter severely.
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Roast

To cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or in an oven.
He could roast, and seethe, and broil, and fry.
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Roast

To undergo the process of being roasted.
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Roast

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].
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Roast

Roasted; as, roast beef.
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Roast

A piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
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Roast

Negative criticism
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Roast

Cook with dry heat, usually in an oven;
Roast the turkey
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Roast

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
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Roast

(of meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven
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