Broil vs Grilled - What's the difference?

broil | grilled |

As verbs the difference between broil and grilled

is that broil is to cook by direct, radiant heat or broil can be to cause a rowdy disturbance; embroil while grilled is (grill).

As a noun broil

is food prepared by broiling or broil can be (archaic) a brawl; a rowdy disturbance.

As an adjective grilled is

cooked on a grill or grilled can be fitted with a grille.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) broillen, . (etyl) .


(en verb)
  • To cook by direct, radiant heat.
  • To expose to great heat.
  • To be exposed to great heat.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Food prepared by broiling.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • to cause a rowdy disturbance; embroil
  • (obsolete) to brawl
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A brawl; a rowdy disturbance.
  • * 1819 , , Otho the Great , Act I, verses 1-2
  • So, I am safe emerged from these broils ! / Amid the wreck of thousands I am whole
  • * Burke
  • I will own that there is a haughtiness and fierceness in human nature which will which will cause innumerable broils , place men in what situation you please.
  • * 1840 , Robert Chambers, ?William Chambers, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal (volume 8, page 382)
  • Since the provinces declared their independence, broils and squabblings of one sort and another have greatly retarded the advancement which they might otherwise have made.





    Etymology 1


  • (grill)
  • The meat was grilled as this was considered the healthier option.
    She grilled him over his whereabouts the previous night.


    (en adjective)
  • Cooked on a grill.
  • As if cooked on a grill.
  • After a day in the sun, he looked more grilled than his hamburger.

    Etymology 2


  • Fitted with a grille.
  • * 1983 , RenĂ© A Bravmann, African Islam?
  • High up, at second-storey level, are small openings cut into the wall and filled with shuttered, grilled windows...