Definition of Roof. Meaning of Roof. Synonyms of Roof

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Definition of Roof

Roof
Roof 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 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. 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. The flowery roof Showered roses, which the morn repaired. --Milton. 3. (Mining.) The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein. Bell roof, French roof, etc. (Arch.) See under Bell, French, etc. Flat roof. (Arch.) (a) A roof actually horizontal and level, as in some Oriental buildings. (b) A roof nearly horizontal, constructed of such material as allows the water to run off freely from a very slight inclination. Roof plate. (Arch.) See Plate, n., 10.

Meaning of Roof from wikipedia

- A roof is the top covering of a building, including all materials and constructions necessary to support it on the walls of the building or on uprights;...
- A roofer, roof mechanic, or roofing contractor is a construction worker who specializes in roof construction. Roofers replace, repair, and install the...
- A hip roof, hip-roof or hipped roof, is a type of roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly gentle slope (although a tented...
- Dylann Storm Roof (born April 3, 1994) is an American white supremacist and m**** murderer convicted for perpetrating the Charleston church shooting on...
- The Roof may refer to: "The Roof (Back in Time)", a song by Mariah Carey The Roof (1956 film), an Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica The Roof (1933...
- Slate is frequently grey in color, especially when seen, en m****e, covering roofs. However, slate occurs in a variety of colors even from a single locality;...
- Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial...
- A gablet roof (in Britain) or Dutch gable (North America and Australasia) is a roof with a small gable at the top of a hip roof. The term Dutch gable is...
- A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing...
- Domestic roof construction is the framing and roof covering which is found on most detached houses in cold and temperate climates. Such roofs are built...
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