What does roost mean?

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Damian Collins:

    The chickens are finally coming home to roost and this sounds like a hugely significant development for FIFA.

  2. Henry David Thoreau, Walden; Where I Lived, And What I Lived For:

    I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake his neighbours up.

  3. Mitchell Burgess:

    Our avian brothers are back to roost on the first leg of their annual sojourn south. Why them and not us Maybe it's because we humans are meant to be rooted in one spot.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    There is no limit to how far you can go in life. Oh! Yes, it's a mattter of belief. For, if only you do believe, you can & you will prevail until you rule the roost or your generation.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Unforgivingness, hatred, sadness, bitterness and other habits like that do come home to roost i.e. they eventually affect the doer(s) adversely (boomerang). Thus, break or kick the habits in question. I mean, desist/abstain from all of the above habits.

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