Definitions for roostrust

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a perch upon which birds or fowls rest at night.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. a large cage, house, or other place for fowls or birds to roost in.

    Category: Ornithology

  3. a place for resting or lodging.

  4. (v.i.)to sit or rest on a perch, branch, etc.

    Category: Ornithology

  5. to settle or stay, esp. for the night.

Idioms for roost:

  1. come home to roost,(of an action) to react unfavorably on the doer; boomerang.

    Category: Idiom

  2. rule the roost,to be in charge or control; dominate.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of roost:

bef. 1100; ME roost (n.), OE hrōst; c. MD roest

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


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Translations for roost

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a branch etc on which a bird rests at night.

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