Synonyms for roof

Grammar : Noun
Spell : roof, roo f
Phonetic Transcription : ruf, rʊf

Top 10 synonyms for roof Other synonyms for the word roof

Définition of roof

Origin :
  • Old English hrof "roof, ceiling, top, summit; heaven, sky," also figuratively, "highest point of something," from Proto-Germanic *khrofam (cf. Old Frisian rhoof "roof," Middle Dutch roof, rouf "cover, roof," Dutch roef "deckhouse, cabin, coffin-lid," Middle High German rof "penthouse," Old Norse hrof "boat shed").
  • No apparent connections outside Germanic. "English alone has retained the word in a general sense, for which the other languages use forms corresponding to OE. þæc thatch" [OED]. Roof of the mouth is from late Old English. Raise the roof "create an uproar" is attested from 1860, originally in U.S. Southern dialect.
  • noun building covering
Example sentences :
  • Finished the hut, pugging it at the ends, and making the roof better.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Never, while she lived, would she dwell beneath John Lambert's roof again.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • It was a great room, but the roof came down to the floor nearly all round.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Going higher yet, till she all but reached the roof, the stair brought her to a door.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It might be an evil start to come to his door so late and claim the shelter of his roof.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But in the height of summer the heat is torrid on the Roof of France.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Only these four had kept New England's festival beneath that roof.
  • Extract from : « John Inglefield's Thanksgiving » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The kivas opened downward from a hole in the roof in memory of Shipapu.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • They had arranged a bed for Rico up in the room under the roof.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • The roof of the great porch of the kitchen-door was covered with zinc.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for roof

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