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Definition of Roost


  1. Roast.
  2. See Roust, v. t.
  3. The pole or other support on which fowls rest at night; a perch.
  4. A collection of fowls roosting together.
  5. To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a tree, etc.; to perch.
  6. Fig.; To lodge; to rest; to sleep.

Roost Quotations

We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost.
Jeremiah Wright

It's coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It's not just climate change; it's sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.
David Attenborough

The grass is always greener on the other side. We are busy applying fairness creams while people in the West go bare-bodied on the beach to get a tan. Indian girls have ruled the roost when it comes to beauty pageants. I flaunt my complexion, and I am proud to be noticed as an Indian wherever I go.
Shilpa Shetty

The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.
Arthur Miller

Being an old farm boy myself, chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they've always made me glad.
Malcolm X
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Roost Translations

roost in French is pioncer
roost in German is Schlafplatz, schlafen
roost in Italian is dormire
roost in Spanish is dormir
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