Definitions for roosterˈru stər
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adult male chicken
A male domestic fowl, Gallus gallus.
the male of the domestic fowl; a cock
A rooster is a male gallinaceous bird. It usually refers to a male chicken. Immature male chickens less than one year old are called cockerels. The term "rooster" originates in the United States, and the term is widely used throughout North America, as well as Australia and New Zealand. In the United Kingdom and Ireland the older term "cockerel" is more commonly used. "Cock" is in general use as the name for a male of other species of bird, for example "Cock sparrow". "Roosting" is the action of perching aloft to sleep at night, and is done by both sexes. The rooster is polygamous, but cannot guard several nests of eggs at once. He guards the general area where his hens are nesting, and will attack other roosters that enter his territory. During the daytime, he usually sits on a high perch, usually 3–5 feet off the ground to serve as a lookout for his flock. He will sound a distinctive alarm call if predators are nearby.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs.
Woe to the house where the hen crows and the rooster is still.
Wise man is the rooster of the universe: He awakens the unawake!
Throwing a fastball to Henry Aaron is like trying to sneak the sun past a rooster.
George Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise.
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- አውራ ዶሮAmharic
- gallCatalan, Valencian
- боргIал, нIаьнаChechen
- коуръOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- κόκορας, πετεινός, αλέκτοραςGreek
- kukk, kikasEstonian
- hoanneWestern Frisian
- coileachScottish Gaelic
- աքաղաղ, աքլորArmenian
- ayam jagoIndonesian
- әтеш, қоразKazakh
- کڵەشێر, dîk, کەڵەشێرKurdish
- эр тахиаMongolian
- naaʼahóóhai bikąʼíNavajo, Navaho
- ко́чет, пету́хRussian
- pijevac, pijetao, horoz, певац, petao, пијетао, хороз, pevac, петао, пијевацSerbo-Croatian
- tandang, roosterTagalog
- пі́вень, ко́гутUkrainian
- مرغا, خروسUrdu
- gà trống, con gà trốngVietnamese
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