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Definition 1: a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building - [noun denoting artifact]

(roof is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is a kind of roof ) a roof made of fired clay tiles

(... is a kind of roof ) a house roof made with a plant material (as straw)

(... is a kind of roof ) an automobile roof having a sliding or raisable panel

"`sunshine-roof' is a British term for `sunroof'"

(... is a kind of roof ) a roof covered with slate

(... is a kind of roof ) an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof

(... is a kind of roof ) the roof of a house

"shout it from the housetops"

(... is a kind of roof ) a roof having sloping ends as well as sloping sides

(... is a kind of roof ) a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end

(... is a kind of roof ) a hemispherical roof

(... is a kind of roof ) a roof with two or more slopes on each side of the ridge

(roof is a part of ...) the highest point of a roof

(roof is a part of ...) the overhang at the lower edge of a roof

(... is part of roof) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 2: protective covering on top of a motor vehicle - [noun denoting artifact]

(roof is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is a kind of roof ) the folding roof of a carriage

(... is part of roof) a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

"he always rode the bus to work"

(... is part of roof) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

(... is part of roof) an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling

Definition 3: an upper limit on what is allowed - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where roof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him
  • there was a roof on salaries
  • they established a cap for prices

Synonyms for roof in the sense of this definition

(roof is a kind of ...) the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.

"they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"

(... is a kind of roof ) a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions

Definition 4: the inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space - [noun denoting object]

Samples where roof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(roof is a kind of ...) a natural object that covers or envelops

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

(... is part of roof) a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea

Definition 5: provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof - [verb of contact]

(roof is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

(... is a kind of roof ) cover with thatch

"thatch the roofs"

(... is a kind of roof ) cover with shingles

"shingle a roof"

(... is a kind of roof ) cover with slate

"slate the roof"

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