Meaning of ROOF in English

ROOF

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the roof of a tunnel

The roof of the tunnel was a foot above his head.

the roof of your mouth (= the top inside part )

He made a clicking sound with his tongue on the roof of his mouth.

vaulted ceiling/roof etc

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

flat

Since we now insulate above loft ceilings and within flat roof structures, the air space above the insulation is cold.

Those buildings include triple deckers with flat roofs and large roofs such as those on department stores and supermarkets.

Flat repairs I want to make sure my flat extension roof is waterproof for winter.

An adobe box is what it is, with flat roof and copper spouts to drain rainwater at either corner.

Roofs, particularly flat roofs , can be damaged as a result of weight of snow lying on them.

Octagonal cupolas covered by flat pitched roofs were still normal crossing space covering.

There had once been an outside staircase leading up to the flat roof but that, too, had collapsed.

The new, improved materials available have gone a long way towards extending the lifespan of today's flat roof .

high

It's got this great high roof and loads of trains.

He was unbelievably quick, his hands, feet blurs in the high roof wind.

And counting down. 11.59 High upon the roof of the Butcher Building the boy Jonathan was up and about.

Horses need plenty of fresh air, reasonably high roofs for stable air to get away and space to live in!

Hodson favours the Master because of its high roof and low loading height, which makes it easier for the infirm.

How is it that a large cavern with a high roof may be formed underground?

There is an immense square tower in the centre and a high pitched roof on either side of it.

Guaranteed for ten years, Sarnafil is the high technology, high performance roof of tomorrow.

low

It washes over the low roofs of the two-storey terraces and dries the dirt on the pavements.

Mitchell knew they must look predatory on the spread of the low roof .

The low vaulted roof stretched for some forty feet until it met the blank wall at the far end.

The façades are in three stages in black and white marble, surmounted by a low roof and lantern.

This necessitated having a low roof and a side gangway in the upper saloon, reminiscent of the old low-bridge buses.

pitched

We had to staple a polythene vapour barrier to the rafters of a pitched roof .

Timber fascias and barge-boards are standard, while many pitched roof garages feature timber-clad gable ends.

Octagonal cupolas covered by flat pitched roofs were still normal crossing space covering.

The traditional greenhouse shape is a rectangular floor area, near-upright sides and a pitched roof .

High pitched roofs contain the typical ornamental dormers.

It has rubble-stone walls and its steeply pitched roofs make the granite-capped chimneys seem all the higher.

But Ireland is like four pitched roofs built around a central depression.

The late Gothic façades are surmounted with steeply pitched roofs containing tall dormer windows.

red

All the medieval buildings were torn down and replaced by stone built ones, with red pantiled roofs .

Outside, the storm lashed the windows, there was nothing to be seen of the sea or the red roofs .

On the floor I saw a toy steam shovel with black sides and a red roof .

The curator has a house downstream there, among the trees - you can see the red roof .

The traditional houses of the living are low to the ground, topped by red tiled roofs .

You can see peeps of the red roof across the fields beyond the chalets.

Oh, sure, you see red tile roofs in Rancho Bernardo and brilliant tile work in Balboa Park fountains and buildings.

thatched

It had a newly thatched roof and was enclosed inside a privet hedge.

Green grass sprouted from the mouldy, neglected thatched roofs .

Nobody was hurt but the thatched roof , and a quantity of hay and peat were destroyed.

The evidence suggests that almost all the village houses in earlier days were built of dried mud with thatched roofs .

Memorable village scenes are created by these traditional building materials, often capped with a thatched roof .

The thatched roof of the lodge creaked as if mourning over the dreadful secrets of the priory.

There is also a hut with a thatched roof and beside it a store room of split poles.

It has a thatched roof over it.

tiled

These timber-framed houses in Northampton Street, with their plastered elevations and tiled roofs , make a quite delightful contrast.

They are permanent construction with cavity walls and tiled roofs to housing specifications.

They passed a small, red-brick house with a tiled roof .

Rain and hail bounced on the tiled roof with such venom that Tom and Willie were quite deafened.

Two storeys high, the walls made of wood, it had a tiled roof and one half had been refurbished.

Constructed of stone and with a tiled roof , it went out of use shortly after the First World War.

Zen stood in the fading sunlight watching the courtship of two pigeons on the tiled roof of a shed below.

The mill still survives and is constructed of stone, with a slate tiled roof .

■ NOUN

glass

A glass roof flashed in the sun, far, far.

The gallery is divided into three areas, all under its glass roof .

A glass roof , hundreds of feet above us, kept out the rain.

The original plans optimistically called for cooling coils at the peak of the 85-foot glass roof over the jungle section.

Moonlight lay on the glass roof of the sun-lounge, blue sheets of it, like lightning paralysed.

Under a glass roof we sat side by side, a deux, on a banquette.

The 60 shops, with a glass roof over the courtyard, have a marketing committee on which he sits.

One of the most striking features of the Gyle shopping mall is its glass roof .

rack

Secondly, I want a good ¾ length roof rack for my vehicle but can only locate rather basic utilitarian models.

People climbed over the bonnet or sat on the roof rack .

Stacked on the floor around their legs was all the luggage that wouldn't fit on the roof rack .

A Hillman Imp, a roof rack , the beak of an upturned canoe overshooting its windscreen.

The roof rack was a test item and did not prove successful.

Harvey connected the roof rack to two batteries.

The lights fixed to the roof rack came on, but paper cones prevented them from being visible from the shore line.

slate

Dorchester Terrace was a row of tall red houses with sloping slate roofs .

Ranks of houses stretched away into the distance like waves breaking on a rocky shore, their slate roofs glistening.

All can be used with tile-covered roofs , or as a contrast, with slate roofs.

Porous state My slate roof is leaking through general wear.

It had a grey slate roof and one small chimney, and there were two little windows at the front.

At the foot of the bed, a window looked out on dip-backed slate roofs .

Outside the snow was already melting on the slate roofs of the houses.

Because the sun shone so brightly the slate roof blazed like a slab of silver.

space

What he called his workshop was a conversion of the roof space over the detached garage.

The upper stalls, above that, were raked like a ship heeling over, crammed into the roof space .

The cherry berets made meticulous house-searches, even digging up the floors of some places, going into roof spaces with torches.

Being top-hung, there is no encroachment into the roof space to consider, as there is with centre-pivoting roof windows.

The crops were stacked right up to the roof ridge, or close to it, so using almost all the roof space .

Power point. access to insulated roof space with light.

Is the roof space clean and clear of rubbish?

The raiders removed tiles to climb into the roof space .

tile

A few were thatched, but most had iron or tile roofs .

Oh, sure, you see red tile roofs in Rancho Bernardo and brilliant tile work in Balboa Park fountains and buildings.

I have tended, I confess, to sneer at white stucco walls and red tile roofs .

It makes a faint clack against the tile roof .

tin

The house we were in was solid Victorian in style, both inside and out, except that it had a tin roof .

I was rescued momentarily by the first drops of rain, pinging on the tin roof above us.

In the night a ferocious hail-storm rattles on the tin roof .

It was easy duty: all paperwork, no humping, a tin roof over his head.

The tin roof of the verandah is home to all sorts of creatures.

Wooden posts supported a tin roof Most people at Holy Trinity had dined in more gracious picnic shelters.

I have a tin roof instead of bamboo.

■ VERB

build

This property has been built with properly sloping roofs and mountain architecture.

Near the bunker was a small, wood-framed building with a corrugated roof on it.

And here was I, thinking you could not be building a roof without nails.

In little villages it is often a white clapboard building with a hip roof and a bell tower.

The Volvo Cup is the world indoor championship, but Del Mar's new stadium has been built without a roof .

He built the roofs and pocketed all the money.

climb

They could not open the door, so they climbed down from the roof and got in through the window.

They climbed to the roofs of the terminals, broke windows and shutters and created an ear-splitting din.

Is there a handy dustbin or a down-spout that will assist the thief to climb on to the roof ?

He climbed on to the roof and counted the missing shingles he would replace.

Dean climbed off the roof and let himself into the car the way he had come.

The raiders removed tiles to climb into the roof space.

Raiders lifted tiles and climbed in through the roof space to take the guns and 150 rounds of ammunition.

fall

Suddenly there was a terrible crash of thunder, and the branch of a tree fell on to the roof .

Peggy fell off the roof of their house while fixing the cooler one summer.

The man who fell through the roof wasn't after any of the family jewels.

Nicola Giandomenico said it appeared more stones fell from the roof and the facade during the latest aftershock.

Part of the chimney fell through the roof and injured Carol, Brenda's daughter.

Any fool could throw him-self in front of a car; or fall off a roof .

The plaintiff fell through a roof and was injured.

Bricks had fallen and then the roof caved in, pinning Lewis under a concrete lintel.

hit

Two shells hit the roof and one exploded in the corridor during the night.

Top editors hit the roof Maybe one picture, but a page full of pictures of black women?

He hit the roof when the pair left to set up home in a bedsit.

The shell hit the roof of the building and made a mess of the inside of the building.

He hit the roof as soon as Peter came in.

What would Old Chao do if he saw them, hit the roof on his way into outer space?

Its hitting the roof so soon had stopped the process.

Well, honey, I hit the roof .

live

His house is large, and his children are old enough to be free, though all still live under his roof .

Throughout the last decade, information age companies struggled to find places where their disparate workforce could live under one roof .

The rural family was a close-knit one with, at times, three generations living under the one roof .

Yet Shaker men and women lived under the same roof in large dormitory-like houses.

She only knew she was bitterly disappointed that she and Seb would not be living under the same roof .

There were, quite literally, hundreds of boys and young men who lived under its cavernous roof .

raise

And raising the roof ... the house where lightning struck twice.

They raised the roof , his battalion of coughs.

support

The steel racking is used to support wall and roof cladding and is an integral part of the system.

Wooden posts supported a tin roof Most people at Holy Trinity had dined in more gracious picnic shelters.

A thin steel cord was bolted to the beam that supported the boxcar roof .

Cast-iron columns and a curved rib framework support the conical roof which has a diameter of 180 feet.

The great beams supporting the roof were held in place by equally impressive timbers.

The masts extend upwards to support the central roof and are joined together with three stages of horseshoe timber arches and timber boarding.

We had to construct a cradle to support the roof while parts of the wood beams were replaced.

The verandah is long and overgrown with climbing plants, which are wrapped around the varnished poles that support the tin roof .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

hit the roof/ceiling

He hit the roof when the pair left to set up home in a bedsit.

One tankard hit the ceiling, another broke a window.

The shell hit the roof of the building and made a mess of the inside of the building.

The turbulence was such that his head hit the ceiling and his headset came off and fell to the floor.

Then, he proceeded to hit the ceiling.

Top editors hit the roof Maybe one picture, but a page full of pictures of black women?

Two shells hit the roof and one exploded in the corridor during the night.

What would Old Chao do if he saw them, hit the roof on his way into outer space?

low-pitched roof

raise the roof

The crowd's cheers raised the roof.

And raising the roof ... the house where lightning struck twice.

They raised the roof, his battalion of coughs.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I left my coffee cup on the roof of the car.

We'll need a ladder to get up on the roof .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Above their heads the kites moved with a rustle of wings from the Club roof to the branch of a tree.

At King Saud Mosque, Jeddah, we covered a large courtyard with an opening lightweight metal roof .

At the last second, he jumped from the saddle and swung on the trailer roof as the horse went in.

Four silhouettes with rifles, perched at each corner of the roof .

He let it slither down the roof to the building's guttering.

Is it too heavy for the roof ?

Mitchell knew they must look predatory on the spread of the low roof .

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

low-pitched roof

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.