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Roof meaning

roof - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein.
  4. 4. To cover with a roof.
  5. 5. To inclose in a house; figuratively, to shelter.
  6. 6. Cover of a building; a dwelling; arched covering.

roof - examples of usage

  1. Among other things, however, Ned told Anita of his visit to the house, and when the very good supper was ended, she led him to a room which must have contained at least a third of all the space under her roof. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. It was an ideal open- air room, round and green, with the sky for a roof. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. The maiden's heart was so full that under a roof she felt it would burst. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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