Definition of Roost

1. Noun. A shelter with perches for fowl or other birds.

Specialized synonyms: Henroost
Terms within: Perch
Generic synonyms: Shelter



2. Verb. Sit, as on a branch. "There roost some big birds in the tree"; "The birds perched high in the tree"
Exact synonyms: Perch, Rest
Generic synonyms: Sit, Sit Down
Derivative terms: Perch, Percher, Percher, Rest

3. Noun. A perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep.
Generic synonyms: Perch

4. Verb. Settle down or stay, as if on a roost.

Definition of Roost

1. n. Roast.

2. v. t. See Roust, v. t.

3. n. The pole or other support on which fowls rest at night; a perch.

4. v. i. To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a tree, etc.; to perch.

Definition of Roost

1. Noun. The place where a bird sleeps (usually its nest or a branch). ¹

2. Verb. (context: of birds) sleep. ¹

3. Verb. to come back home ¹

4. Noun. (UK Shetland and Orkney) A tidal race. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roost

1. to settle down for rest or sleep [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Roost

1. 1. To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a tree, etc.; to perch. 2. Fig.; To lodge; to rest; to sleep. "O, let me where thy roof my soul hath hid, O, let me roost and nestle there." (Herbert) Origin: Roosted; Roosting. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roost

roopy
roorbach
roorbachs
roorback
roorbacks
roos
roosa
roosas
roose
roosed
rooser
roosers
rooses
rooseveltite
roosing
roost (current term)
roostcock
roostcocks
roosted
rooster
rooster booster
roosters
roostertail
roostertailed
roostertailing
roostertails
roosting
roosts
root-fallen

Literary usage of Roost

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"Crow roost near Boston, Pennsylvania.— For more than fifteen years there has been a large crow roost in the hilltops adjoining the borough of Boston, Pa. ..."

2. A History of Indiana from Its Earliest Exploration by Europeans to the Close by John Brown Dillon (1859)
""WITHIN the present limits of the county of Scott, there was, in 1812, a place that was called "the Pigeon roost settlement." This settlement, which was ..."

3. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by William Winter, George Saintsbury, Ernest Albert Baker (1918)
"THE GILDED AGE" AND "WOLFERTS roost." The character of Colonel Sellers is presented by the dramatist in only a few of the aspects available for its ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"At night he was sure to come home, and, watching his opportunity, would select a position, and quietly go to roost in Tinker's wagon. ..."

5. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"I want' you to watch the old gobbler turkey take his family to bed — to roost, I mean. For unless you are a boy, and are living in the wild portions of ..."

6. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"I want you to watch the old gobbler turkey take his family to bed—to roost, I mean. For unless you are a boy, and are living in the wild portions of Georgia ..."

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