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roost

 (ro͞ost)
n.
1. A place where winged animals, especially birds or bats, rest or sleep.
2. A group of animals in a roost.
3. A place for temporary rest or sleep: "One corner of the Panhandle served as a roost for outlaws, thieves, and killers" (Timothy Egan).
intr.v. roost·ed, roost·ing, roosts
1. To rest or sleep on a perch or in a roost.
2. To rest or sleep: "We roosted high on a hill with a bottle of cheap wine and a blanket" (Julie Auer).
Idioms:
come home to roost
To have repercussions or aftereffects, especially unfavorable ones: The consequences of your mistake will eventually come home to roost.
rule the roost Informal
To be in charge; dominate: In this house my parents rule the roost.

[Middle English rooste, from Old English hrōst.]

roost

(ruːst)
n
1. (Zoology) a place, perch, branch, etc, where birds, esp domestic fowl, rest or sleep
2. a temporary place to rest or stay
3. rule the roost See rule20
vb (intr)
4. (Zoology) to rest or sleep on a roost
5. to settle down or stay
6. come home to roost to have unfavourable repercussions
[Old English hrōst; related to Old Saxon hrost loft, German Rost grid]

Roost

(ruːst)
n
(Physical Geography) the Roost a powerful current caused by conflicting tides around the Shetland and Orkney Islands
[C16: from Old Norse röst]

roost

(rust)

n.
1. a perch upon which birds or fowls rest at night.
2. a large cage, house, or other place for fowls or birds to roost in.
3. a place for resting or lodging.
v.i.
4. to sit or rest on a perch, branch, etc.
5. to settle or stay, esp. for the night.
Idioms:
1. come home to roost, (of an action) to react unfavorably on the doer; boomerang.
2. rule the roost, to be in charge or control; dominate.
[before 1100; Middle English roost (n.), Old English hrōst; c. Middle Dutch roest]

Roost

 a collection of fowls roosting together.
Examples: roost of bats hanging from trees—David Attenborough; of fowls; of small birds, 1827.

roost


Past participle: roosted
Gerund: roosting

Imperative
roost
roost
Present
I roost
you roost
he/she/it roosts
we roost
you roost
they roost
Preterite
I roosted
you roosted
he/she/it roosted
we roosted
you roosted
they roosted
Present Continuous
I am roosting
you are roosting
he/she/it is roosting
we are roosting
you are roosting
they are roosting
Present Perfect
I have roosted
you have roosted
he/she/it has roosted
we have roosted
you have roosted
they have roosted
Past Continuous
I was roosting
you were roosting
he/she/it was roosting
we were roosting
you were roosting
they were roosting
Past Perfect
I had roosted
you had roosted
he/she/it had roosted
we had roosted
you had roosted
they had roosted
Future
I will roost
you will roost
he/she/it will roost
we will roost
you will roost
they will roost
Future Perfect
I will have roosted
you will have roosted
he/she/it will have roosted
we will have roosted
you will have roosted
they will have roosted
Future Continuous
I will be roosting
you will be roosting
he/she/it will be roosting
we will be roosting
you will be roosting
they will be roosting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roosting
you have been roosting
he/she/it has been roosting
we have been roosting
you have been roosting
they have been roosting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roosting
you will have been roosting
he/she/it will have been roosting
we will have been roosting
you will have been roosting
they will have been roosting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roosting
you had been roosting
he/she/it had been roosting
we had been roosting
you had been roosting
they had been roosting
Conditional
I would roost
you would roost
he/she/it would roost
we would roost
you would roost
they would roost
Past Conditional
I would have roosted
you would have roosted
he/she/it would have roosted
we would have roosted
you would have roosted
they would have roosted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roost - a shelter with perches for fowl or other birdsroost - a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds
henroost - a roost for hens at night
perch - support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
shelter - protective covering that provides protection from the weather
2.roost - a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep
perch - support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
Verb1.roost - sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the tree"
sit, sit down - be seated
2.roost - settle down or stay, as if on a roost
steady down, take root, settle down, root, settle - become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"
Translations
يَجْثُم
hřadhřadovatkurník
sovepind
kotiutuaorsi
elülülõ
fugla-/hænsnaprik; greinsitja/sofa á priki/grein
duoti tonątupėti ant laktos
laktatupēt uz laktas
tünektünemek

roost

[ruːst]
A. N (gen) → percha f; (= hen roost) → gallinero m
to rule the roostllevar la batuta
B. VI
1. (lit) → dormir posado
2. (fig) to come home to roost: now his policies have come home to roostahora su política produce su fruto amargo, ahora se están viendo los malos resultados de su política
these measures only camouflaged the real problem, now the chickens are coming home to roostestas medidas no eran más que una manera de camuflar el problema y ahora se vuelven contra nosotros, estas medidas sólo camuflaban el problema y ahora se ve que fueron pan para hoy y hambre para mañana

roost

[ˈruːst]
n [bird] → juchoir m
to rule the roost [person] → faire la loi
vi
[bird] → se jucher
the chickens have come home to roost → on récolte ce qu'on a semé

roost

n (= pole)Stange f; (= henhouse)Hühnerhaus ntor -stall m; at roostauf der Stange; to come home to roost (fig)auf den Urheber zurückfallen ? cock, rule
vi (= settle)sich niederlassen; (= sleep)auf der Stange schlafen

roost

[ruːst]
1. nposatoio
to rule the roost → dettar legge
2. viappollaiarsi
now the chickens are coming home to roost! (fig) → ora arriva il momento della resa dei conti!

roost

(ruːst) noun
a branch etc on which a bird rests at night.
verb
(of birds) to sit or sleep on a roost.
ˈrooster noun
(especially American) a farmyard cock.
rule the roost
to be the person in a group, family etc whose orders, wishes etc are obeyed.
References in classic literature ?
Uncas, call up your father; we have need of all our we'pons to bring the cunning varmint from his roost.
Chanticleer and his family had either not left their roost, disheartened by the interminable rain, or had done the next wisest thing, by seasonably returning to it.
Then, as he wended his way by swamp and stream and awful woodland, to the farmhouse where he happened to be quartered, every sound of nature, at that witching hour, fluttered his excited imagination, --the moan of the whip-poor-will from the hillside, the boding cry of the tree toad, that harbinger of storm, the dreary hooting of the screech owl, to the sudden rustling in the thicket of birds frightened from their roost.
But see, these fellows are kinder debating down there, and looking up, like hens when they are going to fly up on to the roost.
I could have done no less," and Rann circled up again to his roost.
The fowls were all gone to roost, and the bull-dog lay stretched on the straw outside his kennel, with the black-and-tan terrier by his side, when the falling-to of the gate disturbed them and set them barking, like good officials, before they had any distinct knowledge of the reason.
Thus do your mother's curses now roost upon you, for she is angry and would do you mischief because you have deserted the Achaeans and are helping the Trojans.
The bat flitted by them in silence; a bird, roused from its roost by the light which glared up among the trees, flew circling about the flame.
He will perch upon one of your eye-lashes, and go to roost there if you do not disturb him, or force his way through your hair, or along the cavity of the nostril, till you almost fancy he is resolved to explore the very brain itself.
Here, Judge,” holding up the bird again, “do you think a smooth-bore would pick game off their roost, and not ruffle a feather?
The parrots and crows, who had been chattering and shouting over their evening drink, had flown inland to roost, crossing the out-going battalions of the flying-foxes; and cloud upon cloud of water-birds came whistling and "honking" to the cover of the reed-beds.
Many of them are not early risers at the brightest of times, being birds of night who roost when the sun is high and are wide awake and keen for prey when the stars shine out.