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Meaning of ROOST

Pronunciation:  roost

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep
  2. [n]  a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds
  3. [v]  settle down or stay, as if on a roost
  4. [v]  sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee"

ROOST is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: perch, rest
 See Also: henroost, perch, root, settle, settle down, shelter, sit, sit down, steady down, take root



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Roost\, n.
    Roast. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Roost\, v. t.
    See {Roust}, v. t.
  3. \Roost\, n. [AS. hr[=o]st; akin to OD. roest roost,
    roesten to roost, and probably to E. roof. Cf. {Roof}.]
    1. The pole or other support on which fowls rest at night; a
             He clapped his wings upon his roost.  --Dryden.
    2. A collection of fowls roosting together.
    {At roost}, on a perch or roost; hence, retired to rest.
  4. \Roost\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Roosted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a
       tree, etc.; to perch. --Wordsworth.
    2. Fig.; To lodge; to rest; to sleep.
             O, let me where thy roof my soul hath hid, O, let me
             roost and nestle there.               --Herbert.