Roost - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ruːst|  American pronunciation of the word roost
Brit.  |ruːst|  British pronunciation of the word roost


- a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds
- a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep


- sit, as on a branch (syn: perch, rest)
- settle down or stay, as if on a roost


Pigeons roost on the building's ledge.

...pigeons flying home to roost on the roof...

Curses, like chickens, come home to roost. посл.

After years of overspending, the chickens have come home to roost.

His wife rules the roost in their house.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: roost
he/she/it: roosts
present participle: roosting
past tense: roosted
past participle: roosted
singular: roost
plural: roosts
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