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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

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

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

So long as I'm Commander-in-Chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. When you take off the uniform, we will serve you as well as you've served us - because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they need when they come home.
Barack Obama

The engineering is long gone in most PC companies. In the consumer electronics companies, they don't understand the software parts of it. And so you really can't make the products that you can make at Apple anywhere else right now. Apple's the only company that has everything under one roof.
Steve Jobs
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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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