roofing

[ roo-fing, roo f-ing ]
/ ˈru fɪŋ, ˈrʊf ɪŋ /

noun

the act of covering with a roof.
material for roofs.
a roof.

Nearby words

  1. roof-deck,
  2. roof-top,
  3. roofed,
  4. roofer,
  5. roofie,
  6. roofing nail,
  7. roofless,
  8. roofline,
  9. roofscape,
  10. rooftop

Origin of roofing

First recorded in 1400–50, roofing is from the late Middle English word rovyng. See roof, -ing1

roof

[ roof, roo f ]
/ ruf, rʊf /

noun, plural roofs.

verb (used with object)

to provide or cover with a roof.

Origin of roof

before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English hrōf; cognate with Dutch roef cover, cabin, Old Norse hrōf

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for roofing

roofing

/ (ˈruːfɪŋ) /

noun

material used to construct a roof
the act of constructing a roof

roof

/ (ruːf) /

noun plural roofs (ruːfs, ruːvz)

verb

(tr) to provide or cover with a roof or rooflike part
Derived Formsroofer, nounroofless, adjectiverooflike, adjective

Word Origin for roof

Old English hrōf; related to Middle Dutch, Old Norse hrōf

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Word Origin and History for roofing
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Medicine definitions for roofing

roof

[ rōōf, ruf ]

n.

The upper surface of an anatomical structure, especially one having a vaulted inner structure.

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Idioms and Phrases with roofing

roof

In addition to the idiom beginning with roof

  • roof over one's head, a

also see:

  • go through the roof
  • hit the ceiling (roof)
  • like a cat on hot bricks (a hot tin roof)
  • raise the roof
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