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Definition of roost:

  1. A collection of fowls roosting together.
  2. Fig.; To lodge; to rest; to sleep.
  3. Roast.
  4. See Roust, v. t.
  5. The pole or other support on which fowls rest at night; a perch.
  6. To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a tree, etc.; to perch.


breathe, resting place, pillow, roosting place, rest, alight, catch one's breath, birdhouse, landing place, perch, take a breather, remain, henhouse, lie, light, repose.

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