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English noun: roof

1. roof (artifact) a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building


Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering


Narrower (hyponym)curb roof, dome, gable roof, hip roof, hipped roof, housetop, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof, slate roof, sunroof, sunshine-roof, thatch, thatched roof, tile roof, vault


Part holonymeaves, roof peak


Part meronymbuilding, edifice

2. roof (artifact) protective covering on top of a motor vehicle


Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering


Narrower (hyponym)hood


Part meronymauto, autobus, automobile, bus, car, charabanc, coach, double-decker, jitney, machine, motorbus, motorcar, motorcoach, motortruck, omnibus, passenger vehicle, truck

3. roof (object) the inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space


SamplesThe roof of the cave was very high.
I could see the roof of the bear's mouth.


Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering


Part meronymcave

4. roof (communication) an upper limit on what is allowed


SamplesHe put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him.
There was a roof on salaries.
They established a cap for prices.


Synonymscap, ceiling


Broader (hypernym)control


Narrower (hyponym)glass ceiling


English verb: roof

1. roof (contact) provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover


Narrower (hyponym)shingle, slate, thatch









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