Across the country, big box retailers are covering their roofs with solar panels.
Chili peppers were everywhere, drying on mats, on roofs, and in fields.
Suddenly white frozen pearls drum on roofs and tarps, make the jasmine fall off the trees and drown in puddles.
Rooftop solar—individual homeowners putting generating systems on their roofs—is also booming in Arizona.
Most of the golf carts had been tied down, all of their roofs removed, in case the wind caught hold and flew them like kites.
Freezing out on the floes; stewing under their roofs of snow.
The Indians had shot flaming torches, and the roofs of the cabins were on fire.
Their huts in considerable numbers were seen along the shore, the roofs being conical and covered with leaves.
And this, that roofs you, was what their hands found to do with their might.
The capital of the Territory was composed chiefly of roofs and dormer windows, of squatty wooden islands in a boundless sea.
Old English hrof "roof, ceiling, top, summit; heaven, sky," also figuratively, "highest point of something," from Proto-Germanic *khrofam (cf. Old Frisian rhoof "roof," Middle Dutch roof, rouf "cover, roof," Dutch roef "deckhouse, cabin, coffin-lid," Middle High German rof "penthouse," Old Norse hrof "boat shed").
No apparent connections outside Germanic. "English alone has retained the word in a general sense, for which the other languages use forms corresponding to OE. þæc thatch" [OED]. Roof of the mouth is from late Old English. Raise the roof "create an uproar" is attested from 1860, originally in U.S. Southern dialect.
early 15c., from roof (n.). Related: Roofed; roofing.
roof (rōōf, ruf)
The upper surface of an anatomical structure, especially one having a vaulted inner structure.