Origin of roofing
noun, plural roofs.
verb (used with object)
Origin of roof
Examples from the Web for roofing
Roofing companies are mostly small shops, which makes them hard to organize.
That dream -– that American Dream -– is what drove the Allen Brothers to reinvent their roofing company for a new era.
Robert and Gary Allen are brothers who run a small Michigan roofing company.
Concrete was also largely employed, and timber in many cases was turned to account for roofing.Architecture|Nancy R E Meugens Bell
But within the circle of doom blossomed the mazy sweetness; the very sky seemed to have narrowed to the roofing of a bower.
It serves as doors, siding, lining, and roofing for freight cars.American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
Birches grow high up above the pines and next the snows; their timber is of no use, but the bark is much employed for roofing.Kashmir|Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
The principal uses are for roofing and, in the form of so-called mill stock for sanitary, structural, and electrical purposes.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
noun plural roofs (ruːfs, ruːvz)
- a structure that covers or forms the top of a building
- (in combination)the rooftop
- (as modifier)a roof garden
- to get extremely angry; become furious
- to rise or increase steeply
- to create a boisterous disturbance
- to react or protest heatedly
Word Origin for roof
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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with roof
- roof over one's head, a
- go through the roof
- hit the ceiling (roof)
- like a cat on hot bricks (a hot tin roof)
- raise the roof