See also: Roof
- IPA(key): /ɹuːf/, /ɹʊf/
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- Rhymes: -ʊf, -uːf
- (architecture) The external covering at the top of a building.
- The roof was blown off by the tornado.
- 1931, Robert L. May, Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Montgomery Ward, draft:
- The very first sound that you’ll hear on the roof
(Provided there’s fog) will be Rudolph’s small hoof.
- The top external level of a building.
- Let's go up to the roof.
- 1962, Gerry Goffin & al. (lyrics and music), “Up on the Roof”:
- When this old world starts getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face,
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space
On the roof, it's peaceful as can be
And there, the world below can't bother me...
- The upper part of a cavity.
- The palate is the roof of the mouth.
- 2011 October 1, John Sinnott, “Aston Villa 2-0 Wigan”, in BBC Sport:
- As Bent pulled away to the far post, Agbonlahor opted to go it alone, motoring past Gary Caldwell before unleashing a shot into the roof of the net.
- (mining) The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein.
- (climbing) An overhanging rock wall
the cover at the top of a building
the upper part of a cavity
- (transitive) To cover or furnish with a roof.
- To traverse buildings by walking or climbing across their roofs.
- (transitive, slang) To put into prison, to bird.
- 1998 March 4, “Law and Disorder”, in Beverly Hills, 90210, season 08, episode 22:
- Did you see them, David? I mean, did you see them looking at me? I-I'm walking out of the court, and everybody was practically – yeah, they were gawking. […] I mean, Noah roofed me, I proved it, end of story.
- 2000 January 1, Mr. Metaphor (lyrics), “Stupid”, in The Will Tell Compilation Vol. 1: Thats Right Inc., performed by Word A' Mouth, Block McCloud and Mr. Metaphor:
- 2018 May 5, AM (lyrics), “Attempted 1.0”, performed by Skengdo & AM of 410:
- You don’t want war, you’re shook of it
Hella man dash when their friend got roofed
- (transitive) To shelter as if under a roof.
- 1865, Thomas Greenbury, Pleasant Rambles Over Moors, Mountains, Mines, and Waterfalls:
- They reached him: the pieces of rock had roofed him over—he was without injury or scratch.
to cover or furnish with a roof
- Negerhollands: roof
- Alternative form of