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barbecue

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verb bar·be·cue \ˈbär-bi-ˌkyü\

Definition of barbecue

barbecued

;

barbecuing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to roast or broil on a rack or revolving spit over or before a source of heat (such as hot coals)

  3. 2 :  to cook in a highly seasoned vinegar sauce

barbecuer

noun

Examples of barbecue in a Sentence

  1. We barbecued chicken and ribs.

  2. We barbecue often during the summer.

Origin and Etymology of barbecue

2barbecue


First Known Use: 1661


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barbecue

noun bar·be·cue
variants: or less commonly

barbeque

Definition of barbecue

  1. 1a :  a large animal (such as a steer) roasted whole or split over an open fire or a fire in a pitb :  barbecued food eat barbecue

  2. 2 :  a social gathering especially in the open air at which barbecued food is eaten

  3. 3 :  an often portable fireplace over which meat and fish are roasted

Examples of barbecue in a Sentence

  1. grill a steak on the barbecue

  2. We plan to have a barbecue for the whole family.

  3. She invited us over for some beer and barbecue.

Origin and Etymology of barbecue

American Spanish barbacoa framework for supporting meat over a fire, probably from Taino


First Known Use: 1733



BARBECUE Defined for English Language Learners

barbecue

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verb

Definition of barbecue for English Language Learners

  • : to cook (food) on a barbecue : to broil or roast (meat, fish, etc.) over hot coals or an open fire

barbecue

noun

Definition of barbecue for English Language Learners

  • : a flat metal frame that is used to cook food over hot coals or an open fire

  • : an outdoor meal or party at which food is cooked on a barbecue

  • : food that has been cooked on a barbecue : barbecued food


BARBECUE Defined for Kids

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barbecue

play
verb bar·be·cue \ˈbär-bi-ˌkyü\

Definition of barbecue for Students

barbecued

;

barbecuing

  1. :  to cook over hot coals or on an open fire often in a highly seasoned sauce


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barbecue

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noun bar·be·cue

Definition of barbecue for Students

  1. 1 :  an often portable grill

  2. 2 :  an outdoor meal or party at which food is cooked over hot coals or an open fire



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