roost Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"roost" in British English

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roostnoun [C]

uk   us   /ruːst/
a ​place, such as a ​branch of a ​tree, where ​birdsrest or ​sleep

roostverb [I]

uk   us   /ruːst/
When ​birds roost, they go ​somewhere to ​rest or ​sleep.
(Definition of roost from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"roost" in American English

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roostnoun [C]

 us   /rust/
a ​place, such as a ​branch of a ​tree, where ​birdsrest or ​sleep
roost
verb [I]  us   /rust/
In the ​city, ​pigeons roost on the ​ledges of ​buildings.
(Definition of roost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “roost”
in Spanish percha, gallinero…
in Vietnamese nơi chim đậu…
in Malaysian ranting pokok…
in Thai คอนสำหรับนกเกาะนอน…
in French perchoir…
in German die Ruhestange…
in Chinese (Simplified) (鸟的)栖身处,栖木…
in Turkish tünek, kuş yuvası…
in Russian насест…
in Indonesian tempat bersarang…
in Chinese (Traditional) (鳥的)棲身處,棲木…
in Polish grzęda…
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