roost

roost
Synonyms and related words:
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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roost — roost; roost·er; roost·ers; un·roost; …   English syllables

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roost — bezeichnet: Roost Warendin, eine Gemeinde im französischen Département Nord Jan Van der Roost, ein belgischer Komponist und Dirigent Siehe auch: Roest Rost Diese Seit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • roost — ► NOUN ▪ a place where birds or bats regularly settle to rest. ► VERB ▪ (of a bird or bat) settle or gather for rest. ● curses, like chickens, come home to roost Cf. ↑curses, like chickens, come home to roost ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • roost — [ro͞ost] n. [ME < OE hrost, akin to MDu roest < IE base * kred , timberwork > OSlav krada, woodpile, Goth hrōt, roof] 1. a perch on which birds, esp. domestic fowls, can rest or sleep 2. a place with perches for birds 3. a place for… …   English World dictionary

  • Roost — Roost, n. Roast. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roost — Roost, v. t. See {Roust}, v. t. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roost|er — «ROOS tuhr», noun. 1. the male of the common domestic bird kept for its eggs and meat; male chicken; cock. SYNONYM(S): chanticleer. 2. Figurative. a cocky man or boy. ╂[apparently < roost + er1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roost — Porté notamment dans le Haut Rhin, le nom est plus fréquent sous la forme Rost et semble originaire de Suisse. Il correspond à l allemand Rost (= gril, également feu, brasier en moyen haut allemand). On hésitera entre le surnom d un cuisinier et… …   Noms de famille

  • roost — vb perch, *alight, light, land …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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