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1. roof

noun. ['ˈruːf, ˈrʊf'] a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building.

Synonyms

  • curb roof
  • thatched roof
  • vault
  • slate roof
  • protective covering
  • hip roof
  • gable roof
  • tile roof
  • protective cover
  • saddle roof
  • dome
  • saddleback roof
  • edifice
  • protection
  • thatch
  • building
  • sunshine-roof
  • eaves
  • roof peak
  • housetop
  • hipped roof
  • sunroof

Antonyms

  • insecurity
  • disassembly
  • stay in place
  • euphemism

Etymology

  • rof (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hrof (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Roof

  • schoof

How do you pronounce roof?

Pronounce roof as rʊf.

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Sentences with roof


1. Noun, singular or mass
Adding a roof or screening to the porch will allow you to enjoy it in all weather conditions.

2. Verb, base form
Clean your gutters and roof regularly.

Quotes about roof


1. One day I hope to open my own day-care center. My passion for kids is through the roof.
- Cam Newton

2. The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
- Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

3. A library is infinity under a roof.
- Gail Carson Levine

2. sunshine-roof

noun. an automobile roof having a sliding or raisable panel.

Synonyms

  • car
  • motorcar
  • automobile
  • machine
  • roof
  • sunroof

Antonyms

  • uncover

3. roof

verb. ['ˈruːf, ˈrʊf'] provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof.

Synonyms

  • thatch
  • shingle
  • slate

Antonyms

  • unskillfulness
  • natural object
  • reveal
  • trot out

Etymology

  • rof (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hrof (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. roof

noun. ['ˈruːf, ˈrʊf'] protective covering on top of a motor vehicle.

Synonyms

  • automobile
  • coach
  • motorcoach
  • jitney
  • bus
  • double-decker
  • auto
  • charabanc
  • protective covering
  • truck
  • passenger vehicle
  • car
  • motorcar
  • hood
  • autobus
  • protective cover
  • machine
  • protection
  • motortruck
  • omnibus

Antonyms

  • walk
  • noncomprehensive
  • unmask
  • artifact

Etymology

  • rof (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hrof (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. roof

noun. ['ˈruːf, ˈrʊf'] an upper limit on what is allowed.

Synonyms

  • control
  • ceiling
  • cap

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • arise
  • show
  • fall short of

Etymology

  • rof (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hrof (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. roof

noun. ['ˈruːf, ˈrʊf'] the inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space.

Synonyms

  • cover
  • cave
  • covering

Antonyms

  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline
  • intemperance

Etymology

  • rof (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hrof (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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