roof


roof
noun
ADJECTIVE
conical, flat, gabled, mansard, pitched, pointed, sloped (esp. AmE), sloping, steep
corrugated-iron (esp. BrE), corrugated-metal (AmE), glass, metal, slate, steel, thatched, tiled, tin
leaky
retractable, sun
car, church, etc.
VERB + ROOF
support

The roof is supported by stone columns.

cover

The roof was covered with red clay tiles.

ROOF + VERB
slope

The roof slopes down to the top of the windows.

cave in, collapse, fall in

Five people were killed when the roof fell in.

leak
ROOF + NOUN
space (esp. BrE)

The burglars removed tiles to climb into the roof space.

covering, slate (esp. BrE), tile
beams, rafters, structure, timbers (esp. BrE)
top (usually rooftop)

A figure appeared on a nearby rooftop.

insulation
deck (esp. AmE), garden, terrace

The hotel has a charming roof garden.

rack
PREPOSITION
in a/the roof

There are small windows in the roof.

on a/the roof

There's a cat on the roof.

under your roof (= in your house)

I won't have that man under my roof again!

PHRASES
under one roof, under the same roof (= in the same building)

We're good friends but we could never live under the same roof.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(of a house or of a building), (with a roof) / , , , , , / /


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  • roof — roof …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roof — [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

  • roof — 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

  • roof — ► 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

  • Roof — 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

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

  • roof — /ingl. ruːf/ accorc. di roof garden (V.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Roof — (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

  • Roof — Roof, auf kleinen Kauffahrteischiffen eine Hütte auf Deck, meist Wohnraum der Mannschaft …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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


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