roof

  • 1roof — roof …

    Dictionnaire des rimes

  • 2Roof — Roof, n. [OE. rof, AS. hr?f top, roof; akin to D. roef cabin, Icel. hr?f a shed under which ships are built or kept; cf. OS. hr?st roof, Goth. hr?t. Cf. {Roost}.] 1. (Arch.) The cover of any building, including the roofing (see {Roofing}) and all …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3roof — [ro͞of, roof] n. pl. roofs [ME rof < OE hrof, akin to ON, roof, shed < IE base * k̑rapo > OSlav stropŭ, roof] 1. the outside top covering of a building 2. figuratively, a house or home 3. the top or peak of anything [the roof of the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4roof — O.E. hrof roof, ceiling, top, from P.Gmc. *khrofaz (Cf. O.Fris. rhoof roof, M.Du. roof cover, roof, Du. roef deckhouse, cabin, coffin lid, M.H.G. rof penthouse, O.N. hrof boat shed ). No apparent connections outside Germanic. English alone has… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5roof — ► NOUN (pl. roofs) 1) the structure forming the upper covering of a building or vehicle. 2) the top inner surface of a covered area or space. 3) the upper limit or level of prices or wages. ► VERB (usu. be roofed) ▪ cover with or as a roof …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6Roof — Roof, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roofed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roofing}.] 1. To cover with a roof. [1913 Webster] I have not seen the remains of any Roman buildings that have not been roofed with vaults or arches. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To inclose in a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7Roof — steht für Michael Roof (1979–2009), US Schauspieler Roof (Einheit), Garnmaß im Königreich Hannover Siehe auch: Ruf Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidun …

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  • 8roof — /ingl. ruːf/ accorc. di roof garden (V.) …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 9Roof — (spr. Ruff), eine Art Hütte oben auf dem Deck mancher Kauffahrteischiffe nahe vor der Kajüte; Quartier der Matrosen auf den Schiffen, deren Raum für die Ladung allein bestimmt ist …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 10Roof — Roof, auf kleinen Kauffahrteischiffen eine Hütte auf Deck, meist Wohnraum der Mannschaft …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11Roof — (engl., spr. ruf), Dach; Deckshaus auf dem Oberdeck von Kauffahrteischiffen, Mannschaftsraum …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12roof — index ceiling, shelter (protection) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13Roof — 〈m. 1 oder n. 11; Mar.〉 Raum, bes. Schlafraum auf dem Deck eines Segelschiffes [<mnddt. rof „Schutzdach, Kajüte] …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 14roof — The standard plural form is roofs, but rooves is often found, causing dismay in some circles • (Almost daily now I am troubled by the sound of ‘rooves’. Is there no hope of a cure? letter in Times, 1986). Rooves, with its softer sound, may well… …

    Modern English usage

  • 15roof|er — «ROO fuhr, RUF uhr», noun. a person who makes or repairs roofs …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16Roof — A roof is the covering on the uppermost part of a building. A roof protects the building and its contents from the effects of weather. Structures that require roofs range from a letter box to a cathedral or stadium, dwellings being the most… …

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  • 17roof — rooflike, adj. /roohf, roof/, n., pl. roofs, v. n. 1. the external upper covering of a house or other building. 2. a frame for supporting this: an open timbered roof. 3. the highest part or summit: The Himalayas are the roof of the world. 4.… …

    Universalium

  • 18roof — roof1 W2S3 [ru:f US ru:f, ruf] n ↑chimney, ↑gutter [: Old English; Origin: hrof] 1.) the structure that covers or forms the top of a building, vehicle, tent etc ▪ They finally found the cat up on the roof. roof of ▪ We can probably strap the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19roof — [[t]ru͟ːf[/t]] ♦♦♦ roofs (The plural can be pronounced [[t]ru͟ːfs[/t]] or [[t]ru͟ːvz[/t]].) 1) N COUNT The roof of a building is the covering on top of it that protects the people and things inside from the weather. ...a small stone cottage with… …

    English dictionary

  • 20roof — 1 noun (C) 1 OF A BUILDING the outside surface or structure on top of a building, vehicle, tent etc: Our roof used to leak whenever it rained. | We can probably strap the cases to the roof of her car. 2 OF A PASSAGE the top of a passage under the …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English