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Definition of Roof


  1. The cover of any building, including the roofing (see Roofing) and all the materials and construction necessary to carry and maintain the same upon the walls or other uprights. In the case of a building with vaulted ceilings protected by an outer roof, some writers call the vault the roof, and the outer protection the roof mask. It is better, however, to consider the vault as the ceiling only, in cases where it has farther covering.
  2. That which resembles, or corresponds to, the covering or the ceiling of a house; as, the roof of a cavern; the roof of the mouth.
  3. The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein.
  4. To cover with a roof.
  5. To inclose in a house; figuratively, to shelter.

Roof Quotations

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
George Carlin

God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy

In awe, I watched the waxing moon ride across the zenith of the heavens like an ambered chariot towards the ebony void of infinite space wherein the tethered belts of Jupiter and Mars hang, for ever festooned in their orbital majesty. And as I looked at all this I thought... I must put a roof on this toilet.
Les Dawson

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
Richard Bach
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Roof Translations

roof in Danish is tag
roof in Dutch is kap, dak, overkapping
roof in Finnish is katto
roof in French is toit
roof in German is Dach
roof in Italian is tetto
roof in Norwegian is tak
roof in Portuguese is telhado
roof in Spanish is techado, tejado
roof in Swedish is tak
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