Roost definition

ro͝ost
A place where winged animals, especially birds or bats, rest or sleep.
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To roost is to sleep on a perch, or to stay the night.

A hen sleeping on a bar in her pen is an example of roost.

An example of roost is to stay in a hotel overnight.

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The definition of a roost is a place or elevated perch where birds rest or sleep.

The bar in a chicken coop is an example of a roost.

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A group of animals in a roost.
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To rest or sleep on a perch or in a roost.
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To rest or sleep.
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A perch on which birds, esp. domestic fowls, can rest or sleep.
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A place with perches for birds.
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A place for resting, sleeping, etc.
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To rest, sit, sleep, etc. on a perch.
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To stay or settle down, as for the night.
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The place where a bird sleeps (usually its nest or a branch).
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A group of birds roosting together.
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(of birds) Sleep.
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To come back home.
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(UK, Shetland and Orkney) A tidal race.
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Alternative form of roust.
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A place for temporary rest or sleep.
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come home to roost
  • To have repercussions or aftereffects, especially unfavorable ones:
    The consequences of your mistake will eventually come home to roost.
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(informal) rule the roost
  • To be in charge; dominate:
    In this house my parents rule the roost.
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come home to roost
  • to have repercussions, esp. disagreeable ones; boomerang
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rule the roost
  • to be master
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
roost
Plural:
roosts

Origin of roost

  • Middle English rooste from Old English hrōst

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English hrōst.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old Norse rōst

    From Wiktionary