* BBQ (informal abbreviation)
* bar-be-que, bar-b-que (informal forms based on the abbreviation)
* (meat) 'cue, 'que, que (informal shortenings)
A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.
- We cooked our food on the barbecue .
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.
- We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
(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:
- She ordered a plate of barbecue with a side of slaw.
- 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.
* (grill) braai (South African English), buccan, compare grill
* (event) braai (South African English), cookout
* barbecue sauce
To cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.
From (etyl) bile, .
A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection.
(etyl) "to well up, boil"). More at seethe, well.
The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.
A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.
(rare, nonstandard) The collective noun for a group of hawks.
- Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil .
To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.
(intransitive) To cook in boiling water.
- Boil some water in a pan.
- Boil the eggs for two minutes.
Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.
- Is the rice boiling yet?
(intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.
- Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
(intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe.
- It’s boiling outside!
To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation.
- I’m boiling in here – could you open the window?
(obsolete) To steep or soak in warm water.
* Francis Bacon
- to boil sugar or salt
To be agitated like boiling water; to bubble; to effervesce.
- To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense cannot inform; but if you boil them in water, the new seeds will sprout sooner.
* Bible, Job xii. 31
- the boiling waves of the sea
To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid.
- He maketh the deep to boil like a pot.
- His blood boils with anger.
- Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.
* (of a liquid) seethe, well, plaw ; see also
* (of the weather) be baking]], be scorching, [[swelter, be sweltering
* (of a person) be seething]], be baking, [[stew, be stewing
* (of a liquid) condense
* (of the weather) be freezing
* (of a person) be freezing
* boil away
* boil down
* boil down to
* boil off
* boil over
* go off the boil
* make someone's blood boil
* pot boiler
* slow boil