What does rooster mean?

Definitions for rooster
ˈru stərroost·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cock, roosternoun

    adult male chicken

Wiktionary

  1. roosternoun

    A male domestic fowl, Gallus gallus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roosternoun

    the male of the domestic fowl; a cock

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  1. Rooster

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rooster in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rooster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rooster in a Sentence

  1. Assyrian Proverb:

    If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs.

  2. Benoit Guitton:

    The idea was to support Corrine's association, but also to push out a cry of anger against the fact that a rooster could be involved in a lawsuit.

  3. Danish proverb:

    Woe to the house where the hen crows and the rooster is still.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    But if the rooster crows, this is not for the farmer. (Mais si le coq a chanté, - Ce n'est pas pour le fermier.)

  5. Curt Simmons:

    Throwing a fastball to Henry Aaron is like trying to sneak the sun past a rooster.

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