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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

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

London is a roost for every bird.
Benjamin Disraeli

What does New York sound like? For me, the Charlie Parker at the Royal Roost recordings on the Savoy label are the total embodiment of the New York music experience.
Henry Rollins

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

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
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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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