dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


7 definitions found
 for roost
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roust \Roust\, n. [Cf. Icel. r["o]st an estuary.]
     A strong tide or current, especially in a narrow channel.
     [Written also rost, and roost.] --Jamieson.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roost \Roost\, n.
     Roast. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roost \Roost\, v. t.
     See Roust, v. t.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roost \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
        perch.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              He clapped his wings upon his roost.  --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A collection of fowls roosting together.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     At roost, on a perch or roost; hence, retired to rest.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roost \Roost\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roosted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Roosting.]
     1. To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a
        tree, etc.; to perch. --Wordsworth.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. 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.     --Herbert.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "roost":
     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
  
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org