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English noun: roost

1. roost (artifact) a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds


Broader (hypernym)shelter


Narrower (hyponym)henroost


Part holonymperch

2. roost (artifact) a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep


Broader (hypernym)perch


English verb: roost

1. roost (contact) sit, as on a branch


SamplesThe birds perched high in the tree.


ExamplesSome big birds roost in the tree, There roost some big birds in the tree


Synonymsperch, rest


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)sit, sit down

2. roost (change) settle down or stay, as if on a roost


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)root, settle, settle down, steady down, take root









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