Definition for roofing (2 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for roofing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for roofing (2 of 2)
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
Derived Formsroofer, nounroofless, adjectiverooflike, adjective
Word Origin for roof
Medicine definitions for roofing
Idioms and Phrases with 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