Adjective "Barbecue" definition and examples

(Barbecue may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbɑːbɪkjuː/

Definitions and examples

noun

A meal or gathering at which meat, fish, or other food is cooked out of doors on a rack over an open fire or on a special appliance.
  1. as modifier 'a barbecue area'
  2. 'Everyone has the opportunity to invite neighbours over for coffee, a meal, or a barbecue.'
  3. 'It would be great for starting a charcoal fire for a barbecue, though.'
  4. 'In addition, high-speed lifts service all floors of the development and the grounds will be landscaped to include a barbecue area as well as a putting green for golfers.'
  5. '‘I'm my own event planner,’ Hargreaves says of his regular Sunday football gatherings, barbecues and pool parties.'
  6. 'Here there is another picnic and camping area with toilets and a barbecue area.'
  7. 'For barbecues, only start cooking when the charcoals are glowing red with a layer of grey ash.'
  8. 'Another helps tame a sloping site by dividing it into usable stairstepping levels, complete with built-in planters and a barbecue area.'
  9. 'The main purpose of the garden would be for open air parties and barbecues.'
  10. 'The barbecue area is actually a fully equipped kitchen with sink, refrigerators, and electrical outlets.'
  11. 'There are less formal meals, picnics and barbecues and the forthcoming brunch is one of these occasions.'
  12. 'This keeps them firm so they cook evenly on the barbecue.'
  13. 'Members on one picket line set up a barbecue to cook breakfast.'
  14. 'And since he had just saved her from Billy's annual torture of meat at the barbecue, he was obviously nice and a gentleman.'
  15. 'Although the counter also contains a gas-burning barbecue, the Elledges cook on the grill, with wood or charcoal as fuel, most of the time.'
  16. 'Leave to marinate for a couple of hours, then cook on a hot barbecue for about five minutes on each side.'
  17. 'They also cooked their own evening meals on barbecues.'
  18. 'Your guide cooks up evening meals on the barbecue or gas-powered range, while you can contemplate the sun setting somewhere out east of Timor.'
  19. 'Salmon is delicious when cooked on a barbecue; it forms a delicious, caramelised crust and if cooked properly it will stay moist and succulent inside.'
  20. 'Consider cooking on an outside barbecue grill or use a microwave oven, which does not generate as much heat and uses less energy than a gas or electric range.'
  21. 'Mr Kelly asked that everyone coming on the day to bring their own food, which can be cooked on a giant barbecue.'
  22. 'all the barbecue he could eat'
  23. 'Trust me, to a pig, the smell of barbecue isn't exactly romantic.'
  24. 'Throughout the weekend, club members and their families came by to eat barbecue and many side dishes.'
  25. 'The white bread was still pristine and soft, fresh but somehow infused with the heady scent of barbecue.'
  26. 'Kentucky substitutes mutton for pork and in Texas, barbecue is all about beef.'
  27. 'The food is quite good - Mexican, barbecue, chili, shrimp and chicken-fried steak, an acquired taste.'
  28. 'What could be better than barbecue, beer and football?'
  29. 'We would be eating pizza or barbecue food, not spaghetti by candlelight.'
  30. 'Roses or blush wines that border on the sweet side also pair well with informal food such as barbecue.'
  31. 'In New York, demand for great barbecue tends to outstrip supply.'
  32. 'Wade, is it true that you had eaten barbecue, were throwing up over people, had a broken arm, and it was gushing blood, all while you were playing?'

verb

Cook (food) on a barbecue.
  1. 'barbecued chicken'
  2. 'When the American Institute for Cancer Research issued guidelines for barbecuing meat safely, this somehow reminded Corcoran of the Nazi era.'
  3. 'Peppers and tomatoes can be barbecued on the skewers between meat pieces.'
  4. 'Winthrop drifted by, fatigued from barbecuing supper.'
  5. 'On the veranda, a chef in gaucho clothing was barbecuing a variety of Argentine meats.'
  6. 'Then spend the afternoon barbecuing steaks and sausages while catching up with friends and family.'
  7. 'Dad barbecued some steaks, and Mom made potato salad and corn on the cob.'
  8. 'At rural banquets, entire cows are barbecued slowly with their hides.'
  9. 'For the first few steaks I barbecued this season, I used the prepackaged marinades.'
  10. 'I had a dream about barbecuing a yak as some sort of retribution.'
  11. 'But when a group of golfers strode across the course at Skipton, the last thing they expected to see was a party of Iraqis barbecuing their burgers just beyond the second green.'

More definitions

noun

1. pieces of beef, fowl, fish, or the like, roasted over an open hearth, especially when basted in a barbecue sauce.

2. a framework, as a grill or a spit, or a fireplace for cooking meat or vegetables over an open fire.

3. a dressed steer, lamb, or other animal, roasted whole.

4. a meal, usually in the open air and often as a political or social gathering, at which meats are roasted over an open hearth or pit.

verb (used with object), barbecued, barbecuing.

5. to broil or roast wh

Origin

(barbecue)Mid 17th century: from Spanish barbacoa, perhaps from Arawak barbacoa ‘wooden frame on posts’. The original sense was ‘wooden framework for sleeping on, or for storing meat or fish to be dried’.