Part of speech: verb

To perch upon; perch.

Part of speech: noun

A support upon which birds rest at night; a perch.

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Usage examples "roost":

  1. When they came to roost in the forests, they could be knocked down with poles and stones; and thousands and thousands of them were thus obtained by the men and boys, and very good eating they were. - "Stories of New Jersey", Frank Richard Stockton.
  2. Well, he said in the summer it could roost on top of the barn with its tail kinder hangin' down and out over the smoke house. - "Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition", Marietta Holley.
  3. Couldn't have been any such thing, because, triumphantly went on Chatz, you see, there ain't a single chance for it to roost on anything! - "Camp Fires of the Wolf Patrol", Alan Douglas.