Barbecue vs Boil - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between barbecue and boil

is that barbecue is a fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium while boil is a localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection or boil can be the point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.

As verbs the difference between barbecue and boil

is that barbecue is to cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels while boil is to heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.

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.
  • boil

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) bile, .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection.
  • Synonyms
    * abscess * carbuncle * cyst * furuncle * pimple * pustule

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) "to well up, boil"). More at seethe, well.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.
  • Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil .
  • A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.
  • (rare, nonstandard) The collective noun for a group of hawks.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.
  • Boil some water in a pan.
  • (intransitive) To cook in boiling water.
  • Boil the eggs for two minutes.
    Is the rice boiling yet?
  • Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.
  • Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
  • (intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.
  • It’s boiling outside!
  • (intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe.
  • I’m boiling in here – could you open the window?
  • To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation.
  • to boil sugar or salt
  • (obsolete) To steep or soak in warm water.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • 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.
  • To be agitated like boiling water; to bubble; to effervesce.
  • the boiling waves of the sea
  • * Bible, Job xii. 31
  • He maketh the deep to boil like a pot.
  • To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid.
  • His blood boils with anger.
  • * Surrey
  • Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.
    Synonyms
    * (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
    Antonyms
    * (of a liquid) condense * (of the weather) be freezing * (of a person) be freezing
    Derived terms
    * boil away * boil down * boil down to * boil off * boil over * go off the boil * hard-boiled * make someone's blood boil * parboil * pot boiler * slow boil * soft-boiled
    See also
    * bake * condense * freeze * fry * grill * poach * steam