roof has definitions from the field of architecture
[ noun ] (architecture) a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building

Used in print

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

In deadly earnest , the besiegers methodically stripped away portions of the roof and tossed lighted rags inside , only to have most stamped_out by the women as_soon_as they hit the floor .

Finding it true that he was not inside , the deputies returned to the first house and tore holes through the side and the roof until they could see a body on the bed covered by a blanket .

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

Beyond that misty gray of the rain , he saw the stretching hutment , low diminutive log_cabins , chinked with mud , with doorways a man would have_to crouch to get through , with roofs of tenting laid_over boughs or boards from hardtack boxes , or fence_rails , with cranky chimneys of sticks and dried mud .

The smoke from that chimney rose as sluggishly as smoke from any other , and hung as sadly in the drizzle , creeping back_down along the sopping canvas of the roof .

(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)

Maybe yes , maybe no , but you can observe everything from the roof of a barrack we are building '' .

[ noun ] protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

Used in print

(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)

High , so it would only bounce harmlessly but loudly off the car 's steel roof .

[ verb ] (architecture) provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof

Used in print

(Covered Bridge Topics, XIX:2...)

Richard_S._Allen is the authority for the statement that the northern section was probably roofed by 1810 .

Related terms

cover shingle slate thatch

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6108