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Definition of the noun roost

What does roost mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: roosts

  1. a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: shelter = protective covering that provides protection from the weather
    • more specific word: henroost = a roost for hens at night
    • part: perch = support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place
  2. a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: perch = support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place

Alternative definition of the noun roost

noun

  1. The place where a bird sleeps (usually its nest or a branch).
  2. [UK, Shetland, and, Orkney] A tidal race.

Definition of the verb roost

What does roost mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: roosted | roosting | roosts

  1. sit, as on a branch
  2. settle down or stay, as if on a roost

Alternative definition of the verb roost

verb

  1. [context: of birds] sleep.
  2. to come back home

Film

"Roost" a.k.a. "The Roost" is a 2005 horror film directed by Ti West. Zombies and homicidal bats terrorize four teenagers stranded on a mysterious farm.

Business

Roost is a record label.

Phrases with Roost

  1. Rule the Roost
  2. Come Home to Roost

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Roost

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Google previewThe Rural New-Yorker (1906)

The simplest roost is a piece of 2 x 2-inch, slightly rounded on the top, bored on the lower side half way open all night until the sun becomes warm. Mixed grain is thrown in litter and water troughs filled. We use 10-foot galvanized four-inch ...

Google previewRural New Yorker (1906)

The simplest roost is a piece of 2 x 2-inch, slightly rounded on the top, bored on the lower side half way chill before cold water is put in. open all night until the sun becomes warm. Mixed grain is thrown in litter and water troughs filled. We use ...

Google previewThe Tales Hunters Tell (2014)

Stories of Adventure and Inspiration by Steve Chapman

Sitting at daylight at the edge of a field next to a patch of woods where turkeys are known to roost is the best classroom any turkey hunter can attend. It's there that we can listen closely and learn how to say what they say and when to say it.

Google previewVampire Bats (2010)

by Tamara L. Britton

A roost is a place, such as a cave or a tree, where animals rest. saliva - a liquid produced by the body that keeps the mouth moist. tendon - a band of tough fibers that joins a muscle to another body part, such as a bone. wingspan - the distance ...

Google previewFisherman Bats (2010)

by Tamara L. Britton

A roost is a place, such as a cave or a tree, where animals rest. tendon - a band of tough fibers that joins a muscle to another body part, such as a bone. tropical - having a climate in which there is no frost and plants can grow all year long.

Google previewChristopher Hitchens and His Critics (2008)

Terror, Iraq, and the Left by Simon Cottee, Thomas Cushman, Christopher Hitchens

Loose talk about chickens coming home to roost is the moral equivalent of the hateful garbage emitted by Falwell and Robertson, and exhibits about the same intellectual content. Indiscriminate murder is not a judgment, even obliquely, on the ...

Google previewUtah (2006)

by Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications

The Roost is an excellent place to stop to browse, talk about trails, or find our what's going on around town. The Entrada Institute (©www.enrradamstitiite.orgj, a Torrey-hased nonprofit organization committed to educating people about the ...

Google previewQueensland Agricultural Journal (1907)

The simplest roost is a piece of 2 x 2 inch, slightly rounded on the top, bored on the lower side halfway through, and set on a f-inch iron rod driven into the floor. If your floor beams are 22 inches from centres, this rod will drive into them through ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Of the War Of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes] (2012)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

Pigeon Roost was settled in 1809 by migrants from Kentucky after the 1805 Treaty of Grouseland had been signed. Under this treaty, Indiana governor William Henry Harrison purchased land, including Pigeon Roost, from the Miami tribe in ...

Google previewWebster's High School Dictionary (1892)

A Dictionary of the English Language ... by Noah Webster

Roost'er, n. The male of the domestic fowl ; acock. \U.S.~] Root (root), n. The underground portion of a plant; a source of nourishment or support ; that from which anything proceeds ; a word from which other words are formed ; that factor of a ...

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Usage statistics about roost

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb roost:

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Small photo of This bird dates back 10 million years ago and to take photos of them going to roost is a pleasure.Small photo of Yellow-headed Blackbird going to roost roost - Whitewater Draw, Sierra Vista, ArizonaSmall photo of The kingfisher feeds mainly on small fish, both adults and fry, which make up between 60 and 67% of this bird's diet. Here he returns to his roost with his freshly caught preySmall photo of It breeds in southeastern Asia. It is strongly migratory, seen seasonally in much of peninsular India. These birds also feed and roost communally.Small photo of Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs shore with rocks and trees and concert pavilion in the backgroundSmall photo of Three ravens fly back to their nest to roost for the night.Small photo of Seagulls roost and play in the shallow waters of Mallacoota Auistralia More...

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Quotes about Roost

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. (Mitchell Burgess)
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Scrabble value of R1O1O1S1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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