Roost (?), n.

Roast.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Roost (?), v. t.

See Roust, v. t.

 

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Roost, n. [AS. hrost; akin to OD. roest roost, roesten to roost, and probably to E. roof. Cf. Roof.]

1.

The pole or other support on which fowls rest at night; a perch.

He clapped his wings upon his roost. Dryden.

2.

A collection of fowls roosting together.

At roost, on a perch or roost; hence, retired to rest.

 

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Roost, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roosted; p. pr. & vb. n. Roosting.]

1.

To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a tree, etc.; to perch.

Wordsworth.

2.

Fig.; To lodge; to rest; to sleep.

O, let me where thy roof my soul hath hid, O, let me roost and nestle there. Herbert.

 

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