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roof

noun

1 roof

A protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building.

Roget 189: abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, ... show more

Dutch: dak
Polish: dach, przykrycie, zadaszenie



2 roof

Protective covering on top of a motor vehicle.

Dutch: dak
Polish: dach

3 roof

The inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space.

Polish: strop

4 roof

An upper limit on what is allowed:
— There was a roof on salaries.

synonyms: cap, ceiling.

Roget 223: covering, cover; baldachin, baldachino, baldaquin; canopy, tilt, awning, tent, marquee, tente d'abri [Fr.], umbrella, parasol, sunshade; ... show more

Dutch: zoldering

verb

1 roof

Provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof.


Moby thesaurus: Dymaxion house, French roof, M roof, White House, abiding place, abode, address, adobe house, ancestral halls, apex, barrack roof, bonnet, building, bulkhead, cantonment, cap, casa, ceil, ceiling, chamber ... show more.

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