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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 ?
And there were moments, proud moments, in their lives, when they were clever enough to snatch a small bird at roost off his perch.
I would go far away through the terrible forest, and find some tree for myself in which to roost. As for food, I knew where to find it.
I Chile, they haunt, during the greater part of the year, th lower country near the shores of the Pacific, and at nigh several roost together in one tree; but in the early part o summer, they retire to the most inaccessible parts of th inner Cordillera, there to breed in peace.
Afterward they sat down to a splendid feast, and Ozma put Dorothy at her right and Billina at her left, where the hen sat upon a golden roost and ate from a jeweled platter.
Now, though the said chicken was then at roost in the stable, and required the several ceremonies of catching, killing, and picking, before it was brought to the gridiron, my landlady would nevertheless have undertaken to do all within the time; but the guest, being unfortunately admitted behind the scenes, must have been witness to the fourberie ; the poor woman was therefore obliged to confess that she had none in the house; "but, madam," said she, "I can get any kind of mutton in an instant from the butcher's."
Having got her mistress into bed, lighted her lamp, and given her good night, Mrs Flintwinch went to roost as usual, saving that her lord had not yet appeared.
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.
In the night-time, after they had gone to roost, he climbed to the top of a pile of newly hauled lumber.
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.
It is likely enough that in the rough outhouses of some tillers of the heavy lands adjacent to Paris, there were sheltered from the weather that very day, rude carts, bespattered with rustic mire, snuffed about by pigs, and roosted in by poultry, which the Farmer, Death, had already set apart to be his tumbrils of the Revolution.
(Aunt Pettitoes passed round the handkerchief again)--"beware of traps, hen roosts, bacon and eggs; always walk upon your hind legs." Pigling Bland, who was a sedate little pig, looked solemnly at his mother, a tear trickled down his cheek.
"Well, sir, they roosted around here on the housetop and the trees for an hour, and guffawed over that thing like human beings.