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Roost vs. Rooster

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Roostnoun

The place where a bird sleeps (usually its nest or a branch).

Roosternoun

A male domestic chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) or other gallinaceous bird.

Roostnoun

A group of birds roosting together.

Roosternoun

A bird or bat which roosts or is roosting.

Roostnoun

(Scotland) The inner roof of a cottage.

Roosternoun

An informer.

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Roostnoun

A tidal race.

Roosternoun

A violent or disorderly person.

Roostverb

To settle on a perch in order to sleep or rest

Roosternoun

(figuratively) A powerful, prideful, or pompous person.

Roostverb

(figurative) to spend the night

Roosternoun

A man.

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Roostnoun

Roast.

Roosternoun

A wild violet, when used in a children's game based on cockfighting.

Roostnoun

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

‘He clapped his wings upon his roost.’;

Roosternoun

Legislation solely devised to benefit the legislators proposing it.

Roostnoun

A collection of fowls roosting together.

Roosternoun

The male of the domestic fowl; a cock.

‘Nor, when they [the Skinners and Cow Boys] wrung the neck of a rooster, did they trouble their heads whether he crowed for Congress or King George.’;

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Roostverb

See Roust, v. t.

Roosternoun

adult male chicken

Roostverb

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

Roostverb

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

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

Roostnoun

a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds

Roostnoun

a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep

Roostverb

sit, as on a branch;

‘The birds perched high in the treee’;

Roostverb

settle down or stay, as if on a roost

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