roost

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1roost

noun \ˈrüst\

: a place where birds rest or sleep

Full Definition of ROOST

1
a :  a support on which birds rest
b :  a place where winged animals and especially birds customarily roost
2
:  a group of birds roosting together

Origin of ROOST

Middle English, from Old English hrōst; akin to Old Saxon hrōst attic
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

Rhymes with ROOST

2roost

verb

of a bird : to rest or sleep somewhere

Full Definition of ROOST

intransitive verb
1
:  to settle down for rest or sleep :  perch
2
:  to settle oneself as if on a roost
transitive verb
:  to supply a roost for or put to roost

Examples of ROOST

  1. Pigeons roost on the building's ledge.
  2. <pigeons flying home to roost on the roof>

First Known Use of ROOST

1530

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