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Meaning of ROOF

Pronunciation:  roof

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
  2. [n]  protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
  3. [v]  provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof

ROOF is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: auto, autobus, automobile, building, bus, car, charabanc, coach, cover, curb roof, dome, double-decker, eaves, edifice, gable roof, hip roof, hood, housetop, jitney, machine, motorbus, motorcar, motorcoach, motortruck, omnibus, protection, protective cover, protective covering, roof peak, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof, shingle, slate, slate roof, sunroof, sunshine-roof, thatch, thatch, thatched roof, tile roof, truck, vault



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Roof\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roofed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cover with a roof.
             I have not seen the remains of any Roman buildings
             that have not been roofed with vaults or arches.
    2. To inclose in a house; figuratively, to shelter.
             Here had we now our country's honor roofed. --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a roof in your dream, symbolizes a barrier between two states of consciousness. It represents a protection of your consciousness, mentality, and beliefs. It is an overview of how you see yourself and who you think you are. Dreaming that you are on a roof, symbolizes boundless success. If you fall off the roof, suggests that you do not have a firm grip and solid foundation on your advanced position. Dreaming that the roof is leaking, represents distractions, annoyances, and unwanted influences in your life. It may also indicate that new information will dawn on you. Alternatively, it may suggest that something is finally getting through to you. Perhaps someone is imposing and intruding their thoughts and opinions on you. Dreaming that the roof is falling in indicates that you high ideals are crashing down on you. Perhaps you are unable to live up to your own high expectations.