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Definitions of roof

  1. provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. protective covering on top of a motor vehicle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The cover of any building, including the roofing (see Roofing) and all the materials and construction necessary to carry and maintain the same upon the walls or other uprights. In the case of a building with vaulted ceilings protected by an outer roof, some writers call the vault the roof, and the outer protection the roof mask. It is better, however, to consider the vault as the ceiling only, in cases where it has farther covering. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which resembles, or corresponds to, the covering or the ceiling of a house; as, the roof of a cavern; the roof of the mouth. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To cover with a roof. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To inclose in a house; figuratively, to shelter. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The top covering of a building; any similar top covering, as of a car or a cave. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To cover with, or as with, a roof. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Roofing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Tegmen. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  13. The top covering of a house or building: a vault or arch, or the inner side of it: a house or dwelling. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To cover with a roof: to shelter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Cover of a building; a dwelling; arched covering. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To cover with a roof; shelter; house. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The top covering of a building, a car, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A dwelling; home. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The covering of a house or building; a vault or arch in the interior; a house or dwelling; the upper part of the mouth; the palate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. The top part or cover of a house or other building; the inner side of a vault or arch; the interior upper part; a house or dwelling. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. To cover or furnish with a roof; to shelter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. r[=oo]f, n. the top covering of a house or building: a vault or arch, or the inner side of it: a house or dwelling: the upper part of the palate: the loftiest part, the roof and crown of things: the top of a subterraneous excavation: (geol.) the overlying stratum.--v.t. to cover with a roof: to shelter.--ns. ROOF'ER, one who roofs; ROOF'ING, covering with a roof: materials for a roof: the roof itself: shelter.--adj. ROOF'LESS, without a roof: having no house or home: unsheltered.--ns. ROOF'LET, a small roof or covering; ROOF'-PLATE, a wall-plate which receives the lower ends of the rafters of a roof.--adj. ROOF'-SHAPED, shaped like a gable roof.--ns. ROOF'-ST[=A]'GING, a scaffold used in working on an inclined roof; ROOF'-TREE, the beam at the peak of a roof: the roof.--adj. ROOF'Y, having a roof or roofs.--FRENCH ROOF, a form of roof with almost vertical sides; GOTHIC ROOF, a very high-pitched roof; MANSARD ROOF (see MANSARD); SQUARE ROOF, one in which the chief rafters meet at a right angle. [A.S. hróf; Dut. roef.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Upper covering of house on building usu. supported by its walls (under one\'s roof, in one\'s house, esp. w. ref. to hospitality; also fig., as the r. of heaven; r. of the world, high mountain range; r. of the mouth, palate; under a r. of foliage), top of covered vehicle esp. when used for outside passengers; r.-tree, ridge-pole of r.; hence roofage (1) n., (-)roofed, roofless, aa. (Vb) cover with r., be r. of, (often in, over); hence roofing (3) n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. [O.E.] (Geol.) The rock immediately overlying a bed of coal. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The cover or upper part of any building house, barn &c. :—classified according to the material of which it is formed, as wood, slate, tile, brick, stone, &c.;— also classified accounting to its external form, as shed roof, one-sided sloping roof: — gable roof, two-sided sharp sloping roof: — open roof, sloping concavely from the ridge and convexly to the eaves;— hip roof, four-sided sloping roof;- M roof, two gable roofs united in the form of the letter M;—Mansard roof, root divided into two slopes by an under set of rafters inclining slightly inwards, and an upper set inclining more towards the ridge—called also curb roof;—conical roof, circular roof tapering towards the ridge;—fat roofs are used only in the 'East;— in carpentry, the frame-work of timber which forms the Interior of a roof;- that which resembles the interior of a roof;—a vault: an arch: an overhanging canopy, as the sky;-the upper part of the mouth: the palate. Cabinet Dictionary

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