roost

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English hrōst.

Noun[edit]

roost (plural roosts)

  1. The place where a bird sleeps (usually its nest or a branch).
    • Dryden
      He clapped his wings upon his roost.
  2. A group of birds roosting together.
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Verb[edit]

roost (third-person singular simple present roosts, present participle roosting, simple past and past participle roosted)

  1. (of birds) sleep.
  2. to come back home
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse rōst

Noun[edit]

roost (plural roosts)

  1. (UK, Shetland and Orkney) A tidal race.

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

roost (third-person singular simple present roosts, present participle roosting, simple past and past participle roosted)

  1. Alternative form of roust.

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish rúsc, from Proto-Celtic *rūsklo- (compare Welsh rhisgl).

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Noun[edit]

roost m

  1. peel, rind
  2. bark

Verb[edit]

roost (verbal noun roostey)

  1. to strip, peel, hull, rind, unbark
  2. to rob
  3. to bare
  4. to debunk
  5. to rifle
  6. to deprive