Grill vs Barbecue - What's the difference?

grill | barbecue |


As verbs the difference between grill and barbecue

is that grill is (transitive|scotland|us) to make angry; provoke or grill can be to cook food on a grill; to barbecue while barbecue is to cook food on a barbecue ; to grill.

As nouns the difference between grill and barbecue

is that grill is harm or grill can be a rack; a grid of wire or a sheet of material with a pattern of holes or slots, usually used to protect something while allowing the passage of air and liquids typical uses: to allow air through a fan while preventing fingers or objects from passing; to allow people to talk to somebody, while preventing attack while barbecue is a fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.

As a adjective grill

is harsh, rough, severe; cruel.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

grill

English

(wikipedia grill)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (l)

Verb

(en verb)
  • (transitive, Scotland, US) To make angry; provoke.
  • (transitive, chiefly, Scotland) To terrify; make tremble.
  • (intransitive, chiefly, Scotland) To tremble; shiver.
  • (intransitive, Northern England, Scotland) To snarl; snap.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) gril, .

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • harsh, rough, severe; cruel
  • Noun

    (en-noun)
  • harm
  • Etymology 3

    1655, from (etyl) gril, from (etyl), from (etyl) . Related to (l), (l).

    Alternative forms

    (wikipedia) * grille

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A rack; a grid of wire or a sheet of material with a pattern of holes or slots, usually used to protect something while allowing the passage of air and liquids. Typical uses: to allow air through a fan while preventing fingers or objects from passing; to allow people to talk to somebody, while preventing attack.
  • *
  • The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  • On a vehicle, a slotted cover as above, to protect and hide the radiator, while admitting air to cool it.
  • A device comprising a source of radiant heat and a means of holding food near it, to cook it; a barbecue; a griddle.
  • (lb) A type of jewelry worn on the front teeth.
  • The front teeth regarded collectively.
  • Food cooked on a grill.
  • Humorous misspelling of
  • Derived terms
    * mixed grill * grilling

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cook food on a grill; to barbecue.
  • Why don't we get together Saturday and grill some burgers?
  • (Australian, NZ, UK) To cook food under the element of a stove or only under the top element of an oven – (US) broil, (cooking) salamander.
  • (colloquial) To interrogate; to question aggressively or harshly.
  • The police grilled him about his movements at the time of the crime.
    Synonyms
    * See also

    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.