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Princeton's WordNet

  1. roost(noun)

    a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds

  2. roost(verb)

    a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep

  3. perch, roost, rest(verb)

    sit, as on a branch

    "The birds perched high in the tree"

  4. roost(verb)

    settle down or stay, as if on a roost

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roost(noun)


  2. Roost(verb)

    see Roust, v. t

  3. Roost(noun)

    the pole or other support on which fowls rest at night; a perch

  4. Roost(noun)

    a collection of fowls roosting together

  5. Roost(verb)

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

  6. Roost(verb)

    fig.; To lodge; to rest; to sleep

  7. Origin: [AS. hrst; akin to OD. roest roost, roesten to roost, and probably to E. roof. Cf. Roof.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Roost

    rōōst, n. a pole or support on which a bird rests at night: a number of fowls resting together: (Scot.) the inner roof of a cottage.—v.i. to sit or sleep on a roost.—n. Roost′er, the male of the domestic fowl, cock: any bird that roosts.—At roost, roosting, asleep. [A.S. hróst; Dut. roest.]


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of roost in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of roost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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