roofing
noun Date: 15th century material for a roof

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  • Roofing — Roof ing, n. 1. The act of covering with a roof. [1913 Webster] 2. The materials of which a roof is composed; materials for a roof. Gwilt. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, the roof itself; figuratively, shelter. Fit roofing gave. Southey. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roofing — ► NOUN 1) material for constructing a building s roof. 2) the process of constructing a roof or roofs …   English terms dictionary

  • roofing — [ro͞of′iŋ, roof′iŋ] n. 1. the act of covering with a roof 2. material for a roof or roofs 3. a roof …   English World dictionary

  • roofing — [[t]ru͟ːfɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N n Roofing is material used for making or covering roofs. A gust of wind pried loose a section of sheet metal roofing... Stone began to be used as a roofing material. 2) N UNCOUNT: oft N n Roofing is the work… …   English dictionary

  • roofing — (Roget s IV) n. Varieties of roofing material include: felt, composition, roll roofing, shingles, wood shingles, composition shingles, asbestos, slate shingles, tile, asphalt, tar, shake, copper, tin, galvanized iron, thatch, straw, sod …   English dictionary for students

  • roofing —   Pili.    ♦ Shingle roofing, pili papa.    ♦ Corrugated iron roofing, pili hao, pili piula …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Roofing — Roof Roof, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roofed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roofing}.] 1. To cover with a roof. [1913 Webster] I have not seen the remains of any Roman buildings that have not been roofed with vaults or arches. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To inclose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roofing — noun Roofing is used before these nouns: ↑contractor, ↑nail …   Collocations dictionary

  • roofing — /rooh fing, roof ing/, n. 1. the act of covering with a roof. 2. material for roofs. 3. a roof. [1400 50; late ME rovyng. See ROOF, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • roofing — noun Material used on the outside of a roof, such as shingles …   Wiktionary

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