verb (used without object)
- roosevelt, eleanor,
- roosevelt, franklin d.,
- roosevelt, franklin delano,
- roosevelt, theodore,
- rooster tail,
- root amputation
Origin of roost
Examples from the Web for roosting
Presumably, Fischer would rather be roosting home in Cambridge, Mass.
They nest frequently in colonies; they migrate in large flocks and can often be seen in great quantities at roosting places.Endurance Test|Alan Douglas
The boys had no chance against her, she shot them down one after another as easily as though they had been roosting pheasants.The Way of All Flesh|Samuel Butler
You didn't expect to find me roosting around out here, did you?Gabriel Tolliver|Joel Chandler Harris
Word Origin for roost
Word Origin for Roost
late Old English hrost "wooden framework of a roof, perch for domestic fowl," from Proto-Germanic *hro(d)-st- (cf. Old Saxon hrost "framework of a roof, attic," Middle Dutch, Flemish, Dutch roest "roost," Old Norse hrot, Gothic hrot "roof," of unknown origin. Exact relationship and ulterior connections unknown. Extended sense "hen-house" is from 1580s. To rule the roost is recorded from 1769.
1520s, from roost (n.). Related: Roosted; roosting. Chickens come home to roost in reference to eventual consequences of bad actions attested from 1824; the original proverb seems to have been curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
see chickens come home to roost; rule the roost.