Origin of roofing
- the external upper covering of a house or other building.
- a frame for supporting this: an open-timbered roof.
- the highest part or summit: The Himalayas are the roof of the world.
- something that in form or position resembles the roof of a house, as the top of a car, the upper part of the mouth, etc.
- a house.
- Mining. the rock immediately above a horizontal mineral deposit.
- to provide or cover with a roof.
- go through the roof,
- to increase beyond all expectations: Foreign travel may very well go through the roof next year.
- Also hit the roof,Informal.to lose one's temper; become extremely angry.
- raise the roof, Informal.
- to create a loud noise: The applause raised the roof.
- to complain or protest noisily: He'll raise the roof when he sees that bill.
Origin of roof
Related Words for roofingbeam, plaster, roof, protect, hide, shield, harbor, surround, lodge, shelter, defend, cover, conceal, safeguard, climb, finish, cap, face, covert, dome
Examples from the Web for roofing
Contemporary Examples of roofing
Roofing companies are mostly small shops, which makes them hard to organize.Obamacare May Put Some Unions Out of Business
April 18, 2013
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.
Historical Examples of roofing
Coupeau was then finishing the roofing of a new three-storied house.L'Assommoir
The roofing which remains is executed entirely in stone, but not arched or vaulted.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
The roofing of these two rooms and some ironwork on the gate remained to be completed.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
The leaf of the sago is preferable for the roofing of houses to the nibong.The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido
The building was unfinished; the sky could be seen through the joists of the roofing.Madame Bovary
- material used to construct a roof
- the act of constructing a roof
- a structure that covers or forms the top of a building
- (in combination)the rooftop
- (as modifier)a roof garden
- the top covering of a vehicle, oven, or other structurethe roof of a car
- anatomy any structure that covers an organ or partthe roof of the mouth
- a highest or topmost point or partMount Everest is the roof of the world
- a house or other sheltera poor man's roof
- mountaineering the underside of a projecting overhang
- hit the roof or go through the roof informal
- to get extremely angry; become furious
- to rise or increase steeply
- raise the roof
- to create a boisterous disturbance
- to react or protest heatedly
- (tr) to provide or cover with a roof or rooflike part
Word Origin for roof
Word Origin and History for roofing
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.
- The upper surface of an anatomical structure, especially one having a vaulted inner structure.
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