HyperDic: roof

English > 5 senses of the word roof:
NOUNartifactroofa protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
artifactroofprotective covering on top of a motor vehicle
objectroofthe inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space
communicationroof, ceiling, capan upper limit on what is allowed
VERBcontactroofprovide a building with a roof
roof > pronunciation
Soundsruh'f; ruw'f
Rhymesaloof ... woof: 16 rhymes with uwf...
English > roof: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building.
Part ofbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
PartseavesThe overhang at the lower edge of a roof
roof peakThe highest point of a roof
Narrowercurb roofA roof with two or more slopes on each side of the ridge
domeA hemispherical roof
gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roofA double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
hip roof, hipped roofA roof having sloping ends as well as sloping sides
housetopThe roof of a house
slate roofA roof covered with slate
sunroof, sunshine-roofAn automobile roof having a sliding or raisable panel
thatch, thatched roofA house roof made with a plant material (as straw)
tile roofA roof made of fired clay tiles
vaultAn arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
Broaderprotective covering, protective cover, protectionA covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
Spanishcubierta, techo, techumbre, tejado
Catalansostre, teulada
Verbsroofprovide a building with a roof
English > roof: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningprotective covering on top of a motor vehicle.
Part ofbus, autobus, coach, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicleA vehicle carrying many passengers
car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
truck, motortruckAn automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
NarrowerhoodThe folding roof of a carriage
Broaderprotective covering, protective cover, protectionA covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
Spanishtecho
Catalansostre
English > roof: 5 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningThe inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space.
Examples
  • "the roof of the cave was very high"
  • "I could see the roof of the bear's mouth"
Part ofcaveA geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
English > roof: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningAn upper limit on what is allowed.
Example "there was a roof on salaries"
Synonymsceiling, cap
Narrowerglass ceilingA ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions
BroadercontrolThe economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
Spanishtecho, tope
English > roof: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningProvide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof.
PatternSomebody ----s something
NarrowershingleCover with shingles
slateCover with slate
thatchCover with thatch
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Spanishtechar
Catalanensostrar, sostrar
Nounsroofa protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
roofera craftsman who lays or repairs roofs
roofingthe craft of a roofer

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