M roof
M M, n. 1. (Print.) A quadrat, the face or top of which is a perfect square; also, the size of such a square in any given size of type, used as the unit of measurement for that type: 500 m's of pica would be a piece of matter whose length and breadth in pica m's multiplied together produce that number. [Written also {em}.] [1913 Webster]

2. (law) A brand or stigma, having the shape of an M, formerly impressed on one convicted of manslaughter and admitted to the benefit of clergy. [1913 Webster]

{M roof} (Arch.), a kind of roof formed by the junction of two common roofs with a valley between them, so that the section resembles the letter M. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • M-roof — see under ↑M (n). Mˈ roof noun A roof formed by the junction of two simple roofs, resembling the letter M in cross section • • • Main Entry: ↑M * * * M roof «EHM ROOF, RUF», noun. a roof formed by the junction of two gable roofs with a valley… …   Useful english dictionary

  • m roof — noun Usage: capitalized M : a roof formed by the junction of two common gable roofs with a valley between them compare sawtooth roof * * * a roof having the form of two parallel gable roofs. Also called trough roof. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • M roof — a roof having the form of two parallel gable roofs. Also called trough roof. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • M — M, n. 1. (Print.) A quadrat, the face or top of which is a perfect square; also, the size of such a square in any given size of type, used as the unit of measurement for that type: 500 m s of pica would be a piece of matter whose length and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roof — Synonyms and related words: Dymaxion house, French roof, M roof, White House, abiding place, abode, address, adobe house, ancestral halls, apex, barrack roof, bonnet, building, bulkhead, cantonment, cap, casa, ceil, ceiling, chamber, chimney… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • roof — O.E. hrof roof, ceiling, top, from P.Gmc. *khrofaz (Cf. O.Fris. rhoof roof, M.Du. roof cover, roof, Du. roef deckhouse, cabin, coffin lid, M.H.G. rof penthouse, O.N. hrof boat shed ). No apparent connections outside Germanic. English alone has… …   Etymology dictionary

  • M. A. Chidambaram Stadium — Ground information Location Chepauk, Chennai Establishment 1916 Capacity …   Wikipedia

  • roof-garden — roof gar·den s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} giardino pensile, realizzato all ultimo piano di un edificio, spesso utilizzato come pubblico esercizio e attrezzato con bar e ristoranti {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1917. ETIMO: comp. di roof tetto e… …   Dizionario italiano

  • roof-garden — /ingl. ˈruːfˌɡɑːd(J)n/ [vc. ingl., comp. di roof «tetto» e garden «giardino»] loc. sost. m. inv. terrazza ristorante, terrazza bar, terrazza …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Roof — 〈m. 1 oder n. 11; Mar.〉 Raum, bes. Schlafraum auf dem Deck eines Segelschiffes [<mnddt. rof „Schutzdach, Kajüte] …   Universal-Lexikon

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