Skillet vs Roast - What's the difference?

skillet | roast |


As nouns the difference between skillet and roast

is that skillet is (us) a pan for frying, generally large and heavy while roast is a cut of meat suited to roasting.

As a verb roast is

(transitive|or|intransitive|or|ergative) to cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance.

As an adjective roast is

having been cooked by roasting.

skillet

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (US) A pan for frying, generally large and heavy.
  • Heat some oil in a cast-iron skillet and add the onions.
  • (US) A dish or meal cooked in such a pan.
  • This is an easy skillet with potatoes and bacon.
  • (US, as a modifier) Cooked in a skillet.
  • Can you make up a quick skillet hash?

    Synonyms

    * (pan for frying): frying pan (qualifier)

    Usage notes

    Although somewhat common, skillet'' is less common than ''frying pan'' in American English. It is not likely to be recognized in British English, where the term ''frying pan is used alone.

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    roast

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (transitive, or, intransitive, or, ergative) To cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance.
  • to roast meat on a spit
  • To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.
  • to roast a potato in ashes
  • * Francis Bacon
  • In eggs boiled and roasted there is scarce difference to be discerned.
  • (transitive, or, intransitive, or, ergative) To process by drying through exposure to sun or artificial heat
  • Coffee beans need roasting before use.
    to roast chestnuts or peanuts
  • To heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
  • * Shakespeare
  • roasted in wrath and fire
  • (figuratively) To admonish someone vigorously
  • I’m late home for the fourth time this week; my mate will really roast me this time.
  • (figuratively) To subject to bantering, severely criticize, sometimes as a comedy routine.
  • The class clown enjoys being roasted by mates as well as staff.
  • (metalworking) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
  • Coordinate terms

    * (to cook) bake, boil, broil, fry, grill, poach, toast

    Derived terms

    * roasting ear * roasting jack

    Noun

  • (en noun)
  • A cut of meat suited to roasting
  • A meal consisting of roast foods.
  • The degree to which something, especially coffee, is roasted.
  • Dark roast''' means that the coffee bean has been roasted to a higher temperature and for a longer period of time than in light '''roast .
  • (Originally fraternal) A comical event where a person is subjected to verbal attack, yet may be praised by sarcasm and jokes.
  • Derived terms

    * nut roast

    Adjective

    (-)
  • having been cooked by roasting
  • (figuratively) subjected to roasting, bantered, severely criticized
  • See also

    * barbecue * chargrill * grill * joint * roasties