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  Dictionary Definition of roost

roost
noun
1. a perch upon which domestic fowls rest at night.
2. a house or place for fowls or birds to roost in.
3. a place for sitting, resting, or staying.
-- verb (i)
4. to sit or rest on a roost, perch, etc.
5. to settle or stay, especially for the night.
-- phrase
6. come home to roost, to come back upon the originator; recoil.
7. rule the roost, to be in charge; dominate.
[ME rooste, OE hrost, c. MD and Flem. roest ]