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Noun, Verb (intransitive)


Noun roost has 2 senses

Verb roost has 2 senses


     Roast.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
roostv. t. 
     See Roust, v. t.  [1913 Webster]
roostn. [AS. hrōst; akin to OD. roest roost, roesten to roost, and probably to E. roof. Cf. Roof.].
  •  The pole or other support on which fowls rest at night; a perch.  [1913 Webster]
    "He clapped his wings upon his roost."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A collection of fowls roosting together.  [1913 Webster]
At roost, on a perch or roost; hence, retired to rest.
roostv. i. 
  •  To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a tree, etc.; to perch.  Wordsworth.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fig.; To lodge; to rest; to sleep.  [1913 Webster]
    "O, let me where thy roof my soul hath hid,
    O, let me roost and nestle there.
    "  [1913 Webster]


roost, n. & v.
1 a branch or other support on which a bird perches, esp. a place where birds regularly settle to sleep.
2 a place offering temporary sleeping-accommodation.
1 intr. a (of a bird) settle for rest or sleep. b (of a person) stay for the night.
2 tr. provide with a sleeping-place.

come home to roost (of a scheme etc.) recoil unfavourably upon the originator.
roost, n. a tidal race in the Orkneys and Shetlands.

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abide, accommodations, anchor, aviary, be seated, berth, billet, billet at, bird cage, birdhouse, bivouac, board, bunk, burrow, camp, cohabit, colonize, columbary, come to anchor, diggings, digs, domesticate, domicile, domiciliate, doss down, dovecote, drop anchor, dwell, ensconce, establish residence, hang out, hive, house, housing, hut, inhabit, keep house, land, light, live, live at, living quarters, locate, lodge, lodging, lodgings, lodgment, moor, move, nest, occupy, park, people, perch, pigeon house, pigeon loft, populate, put up, quarter, quarters, relocate, remain, remain seated, reside, room, rooms, roosting place, set, set down, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, shelter, sit, sit down, sleeping place, squat, stand, stay, stay at, strike root, take residence at, take root, take up residence, tenant, touch down




VB exist in space, be present, assister, make one of, make one at, look on, attend, remain, find oneself, present oneself, show one's face, fall in the way of, occur in a place, lie, stand, occupy, be there, people, inhabit, dwell, reside, stay, sojourn, live, abide, lodge, nestle, roost, perch, take up one's abode, tenant, resort to, frequent, haunt, revisit, fill, pervade, permeate, be diffused, be disseminated, be through, over spread, overrun, run through, meet one at every turn.


N abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, diggings, seat, lap, sojourn, housing, quarters, headquarters, resiance, tabernacle, throne, ark, home, fatherland, country, homestead, homestall, fireside, hearth, hearth stone, chimney corner, inglenook, ingle side, harem, seraglio, zenana, household gods, lares et penates, roof, household, housing, dulce domum, paternal domicile, native soil, native land, habitat, range, stamping ground, haunt, hangout, biosphere, environment, ecological niche, nest, nidus, snuggery, arbor, bower, lair, den, cave, hole, hiding place, cell, sanctum sanctorum, aerie, eyrie, eyry, rookery, hive, covert, resort, retreat, perch, roost, nidification, kala jagah, bivouac, camp, encampment, cantonment, castrametation, barrack, casemate, casern, tent, building, chamber, xenodochium, tenement, messuage, farm, farmhouse, grange, hacienda, toft, cot, cabin, hut, chalet, croft, shed, booth, stall, hovel, bothy, shanty, dugout, wigwam, pen, barn, bawn, kennel, sty, doghold, cote, coop, hutch, byre, cow house, cow shed, stable, dovecote, columbary, columbarium, shippen, igloo, iglu, jacal, lacustrine dwelling, lacuslake dwelling, lacuspile dwelling, log cabin, log house, shack, shebang, tepee, topek, house, mansion, place, villa, cottage, box, lodge, hermitage, rus in urbe, folly, rotunda, tower, chateau, castle, pavilion, hotel, court, manor-house, capital messuage, hall, palace, kiosk, bungalow, casa, country seat, apartment house, flat house, frame house, shingle house, tenement house, temple, hamlet, village, thorp, dorp, ham, kraal, borough, burgh, town, city, capital, metropolis, suburb, province, country, county town, county seat, courthouse, ghetto, street, place, terrace, parade, esplanade, alameda, board walk, embankment, road, row, lane, alley, court, quadrangle, quad, wynd, close, yard, passage, rents, buildings, mews, square, polygon, circus, crescent, mall, piazza, arcade, colonnade, peristyle, cloister, gardens, grove, residences, block of buildings, market place, place, plaza, anchorage, roadstead, roads, dock, basin, wharf, quay, port, harbor, quarter, parish, assembly room, meetinghouse, pump room, spa, watering place, inn, hostel, hostelry, hotel, tavern, caravansary, dak bungalow, khan, hospice, public house, pub, pot house, mug house, gin mill, gin palace, bar, bar room, barrel house, cabaret, chophouse, club, clubhouse, cookshop, dive, exchange, grill room, saloon, shebeen, coffee house, eating house, canteen, restaurant, buffet, cafe, estaminet, posada, almshouse, poorhouse, townhouse, garden, park, pleasure ground, plaisance, demesne, cage, terrarium, doghouse, pen, aviary, barn, stall, zoo, urban, metropolitan, suburban, provincial, rural, rustic, domestic, cosmopolitan, palatial, eigner Hert ist goldes Werth, even cities have their graves, ubi libertas ibi patria, home sweet home.

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