Roust, n. A strong tide or current, especially in a narrow channel. [Written also rost, and roost.]
Roost n. Roast. [Obs.]
1. The pole or other support on which fowls rest at night; a perch.
He clapped his wings upon his roost. --Dryden.
2. A collection of fowls roosting together.
At roost, on a perch or roost; hence, retired to rest.
Roost v. t. See Roust, v. t.
Roost, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roosted; p. pr. & vb. n. Roosting.]
1. To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a tree, etc.; to perch.
2. Fig.; To lodge; to rest; to sleep.
O, let me where thy roof my soul hath hid,
O, let me roost and nestle there. --Herbert.
n 1: a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds
2: a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep
v 1: sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee"
[syn: perch, rest]
2: settle down or stay, as if on a roost