Definition of 'roof'
Example sentences containing 'roof'
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He was expelled after selling lead stolen from the roofs of school buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Video shot from a helicopter showed rescue workers digging holes in the roof of the collapsed building. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The next door terrace suffered damage to the roof and one wall. The Sun (2017)Surely thatched roofs made a difference too? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has two bathrooms and a roof terrace. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The programme follows a number of residents as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It won't put a roof over your head. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But now she's pregnant by me and my boyfriend hit the roof when I told him. The Sun (2017)We climbed on to the roof of a building the other day. The Sun (2012)You have a roof over your head. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My boyfriend hit the roof once we got home. The Sun (2014)Rescuers had to cut the roof off the car. The Sun (2016)We would be exposed on top of the roof because we were in a static position. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Four night workers were killed when the roofs caved in at three factories. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This roof covers some eight acres of floor space and has no supporting columns. The Education of a Gardener (1994)There was an armed guard on the roof and one at the end of the corridor. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The only recent changes have been trees blowing down and the repair of thatched roofs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You must not let him touch your teeth or the roof of your mouth. Seminary Boy (2006)From the church gardens there are views over the terraced roofs and chimneys of the city. Collins Traveller - The Algarve (1993)Obviously keeping a roof over your head is your first priority. Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)The cable roof structure will be lifted into place by the end of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They mention family members being on the roofs of different buildings and waving at each other. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We were happy to have a roof over our heads. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It hit the roof of the oven and just stuck. The Sun (2015)Mercy suffered minor injuries after clinging to the roof of the car. The Sun (2014)So here these two spies had been hidden on top of the roof. Christianity Today (2000)The laughing thug then torched the thatched roof with a cigarette lighter. The Sun (2010)The lightweight roof will provide extra insulation and reduce condensation, organisers said. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many of the houses are burnt, the tin roofs caved in over charred beams. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You will find all these looks under one roof at Debenhams. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Hanging upside down, I found the doors had been jammed by the partly collapsed roof. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'roof'
British English: roof /ruːf/ NOUN
The roof of a building or car is the covering on top of it.
...a white cottage with a red slate roof.
- American English: roof
- Arabic: سَطْحُ الـمَبْنى
- Brazilian Portuguese: telhado
- Chinese: 屋顶
- Croatian: krov
- Czech: střecha
- Danish: tag
- Dutch: dak
- European Spanish: tejado
- Finnish: katto ulkokatto
- French: toit
- German: Dach
- Greek: στέγη
- Italian: tetto
- Japanese: 屋根
- Korean: 지붕
- Norwegian: tak
- Polish: dach
- European Portuguese: telhado
- Romanian: acoperiș
- Russian: крыша
- Spanish: tejado
- Swedish: tak
- Thai: หลังคา
- Turkish: çatı
- Ukrainian: дах
- Vietnamese: mái nhà
Definition of roof from the Collins English Dictionary
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