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Hello, what's the difference between "toast" and "roast"? does "roast" only refer to meat and "toast" only refer to bread?
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ESLBeginner,

You are quite right in your supposition. According to a general definition, 'roast' is defined as 'a large piece of meat that has been cooked in an oven or over a fire', while 'toast' stands for 'bread that has been heated until its outside is brown and hard'. Both words can also be used as verbs.

Respectfully, Gleb Chebrikoff.
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Most nuts are also roasted before being eaten, and I have eaten corn on the cob that was roasted on an outdoor grill (delicious!).

A "roast" can also be a playful celebration of a person, the life and work. The person is usually famous, at least in the area where the roast takes place. Different people take the stand and tell funny anecdotes or make jokes about the honoree before the audience, all of this usually taking place after a dinner (and possible fund-raiser for a charity of the honoree's choosing).