Roasting vs Barbecue - What's the difference?

roasting | barbecue |


As verbs the difference between roasting and barbecue

is that roasting is while barbecue is to cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.

As nouns the difference between roasting and barbecue

is that roasting is the act by which something is roasted while barbecue is a fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.

As an adjective roasting

is very hot.

roasting

Verb

(head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Very hot
  • The day started out cool, but by noon it was roasting

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is roasted.
  • * 1885 , Henry Marion Howe, Copper smelting (page 15)
  • These elements are expelled more completely by a large number of comparatively incomplete roastings (alternated, of course, with smeltings) than by a smaller number of extremely thorough roastings

    Anagrams

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    barbecue

    Alternative forms

    * barbeque * BBQ (informal abbreviation) * bar-be-que, bar-b-que (informal forms based on the abbreviation) * (meat) 'cue, 'que, que (informal shortenings)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
  • We cooked our food on the barbecue .
  • A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.
  • We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
  • Meat, especially pork or beef, which has been cooked in such an apparatus (i.e. smoked over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels) and then chopped up or shredded.
  • She ordered a plate of barbecue with a side of slaw.
  • (dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
  • A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
  • * 2000 , Andrew Gerald Gravette, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean , page 227:
  • Drying the coffee beans took place in a barbecue , basically a large, flat platform, where the pulped coffee beans could be laid out and turned as they dried. Barbecues were often walled around and raised above ground level.

    Synonyms

    * (grill) braai (South African English), buccan, compare grill * (event) braai (South African English), cookout

    Derived terms

    * barbecue sauce * barbie

    Verb

    (barbecu)
  • To cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.
  • To grill.