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1. roost

verb. ['ˈruːst'] sit, as on a branch.

Synonyms

  • rest
  • sit
  • perch

Antonyms

  • stand
  • start
  • descendant
  • arise

Etymology

  • hrost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • rōst (Old Norse)

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Words that Rhyme with Roost

  • reintroduced
  • overproduced
  • reproduced
  • introduced
  • produced
  • spruced
  • seduced
  • reduced
  • induced
  • deduced
  • proust
  • ruest
  • reust
  • loosed
  • joost
  • boost

Example sentences of the word roost


1. Verb, base form
They may roost there or move into the attic or basement.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If you require more than one roost, space them 14 inches apart from each other.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
When bats enter and roost in homes, however, they can become a nuisance.

Quotes containing the word roost


1. Now the wren has gone to roost and the sky is turnin' goldAnd like the sky my soul is also turnin'Turnin' from the past, at last and all I've left behind
- Ray Lamontagne, Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs - God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise

2. roost

noun. ['ˈruːst'] a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds.

Synonyms

  • henroost
  • shelter

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • ascend
  • float

Etymology

  • hrost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • rōst (Old Norse)

3. roost

verb. ['ˈruːst'] settle down or stay, as if on a roost.

Synonyms

  • settle
  • steady down
  • root
  • settle down

Antonyms

  • begin
  • stay
  • refuse
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • hrost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • rōst (Old Norse)

4. roost

noun. ['ˈruːst'] a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep.

Antonyms

  • destabilise

Etymology

  • hrost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • rōst (Old Norse)
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