Definition of Barbecue

1. Noun. Meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce.

Exact synonyms: Barbeque
Generic synonyms: Dish



2. Verb. Cook outdoors on a barbecue grill. "The chefs barbecue the vegetables"; "We cooked out in the forest"
Exact synonyms: Barbeque, Cook Out
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Grill
Derivative terms: Cookout

3. Noun. A cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire; especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit.
Exact synonyms: Barbeque
Generic synonyms: Cookout

4. Noun. A rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors.
Exact synonyms: Barbeque
Generic synonyms: Rack

Definition of Barbecue

1. n. A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.

2. v. t. To dry or cure by exposure on a frame or gridiron.

Definition of Barbecue

1. Noun. A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium. ¹

2. Noun. A meal or event highlighted by food cooked on a barbecue. ¹

3. Verb. To cook food on a '''barbecue'''; to grill. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barbecue

1. to cook over live coals or an open fire [v -CUED, -CUING, -CUES]

Medical Definition of Barbecue

1. 1. A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast. 2. A social entertainment, where many people assemble, usually in the open air, at which one or more large animals are roasted or broiled whole. 3. A floor, on which coffee beans are sun-dried. Origin: In the language of Indians of Guiana, a frame on which all kinds of flesh and fish are roasted or smoke-dried. 1. To dry or cure by exposure on a frame or gridiron. 2. To roast or broil whole, as an ox or hog. "Send me, gods, a whole hog barbecued." (Pope) Origin: Barbecued; Barbecuing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbecue

barbary
barbary dove
barbasco
barbascoes
barbascos
barbastel
barbastelle
barbastels
barbat
barbate
barbated
barbative
barbats
barbe
barbe espagnole
barbecue (current term)
barbecue pit
barbecue sauce
barbecue sauces
barbecue stopper
barbecued
barbecued spareribs
barbecued wing
barbecuer
barbecuers
barbecues
barbecuing
barbed
barbed wire
barbed wires

Literary usage of Barbecue

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1. Adventures in the Wilds of the United States and British American Provinces by Charles Lanman (1856)
"A VIRGINIA barbecue. THE word barbecue is said to be derived from a combination of two French words, signifying from the head to the tail, or rather, ..."

2. Haw-ho-noo: Or, Records of a Tourist by Charles Lanman (1850)
"THE word barbecue is said to be derived from a combination of two French words, signifying from the head to the tail, or rather, (i according to the ..."

3. In the Brush; Or, Old-time Social, Political, and Religious Life in the by Hamilton Wilcox Pierson (1881)
"THE barbecue was an established institution in the Southwest. It had in no other part of the country so many devotees. There was a charm in the name that ..."

4. Ralph's Scrap Book by Edmund Bicknell (1905)
"Near the scene of the barbecue was a temporary band stand, containing a band of ... Henceforth and forever I shun the circus and join the barbecue ranks. ..."

5. Marion Harland's Autobiography: The Story of a Long Life by Marion Harland (1910)
"A Democratic barbecue was to be held in a field on the outskirts of the village just beyond "Jordan's Creek." The stream took its name from the ..."

6. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1900)
"Professor Robbins and Mr. Hosmer made the last seien- Georgia barbecue : Roasting the Animals. tifie record of the day, the time of fourth contact. ..."

7. Proceedings of the ... Conference for Education in the South (1906)
"At 1 o'clock PM an old-fashioned Kentucky barbecue ... Following the barbecue, carriages were in waiting for those who wished to see the places of interest ..."

8. The Life and Times of Henry Clay by Calvin Calton (1846)
"... was convened at Lexington, at an unpretending festival, commonly called, in that quarter, a barbecue. Judge Robertson, late chief-justice of the state, ..."

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