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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roof  \Roof\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Roofed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  cover  with  a  roof. 
  I  have  not  seen  the  remains  of  any  Roman  buildings 
  that  have  not  been  roofed  with  vaults  or  arches. 
  2.  To  inclose  in  a  house;  figuratively,  to  shelter. 
  Here  had  we  now  our  country's  honor  roofed.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roof  \Roof\,  n.  [OE.  rof,  AS  hr?f  top  roof;  akin  to  D.  roef 
  cabin,  Icel.  hr?f  a  shed  under  which  ships  are  built  or  kept; 
  cf  OS  hr?st  roof,  Goth.  hr?t.  Cf  {Roost}.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  The  cover  of  any  building,  including  the  roofing 
  (see  {Roofing})  and  all  the  materials  and  construction 
  necessary  to  carry  and  maintain  the  same  upon  the  walls  or 
  other  uprights.  In  the  case  of  a  building  with  vaulted 
  ceilings  protected  by  an  outer  roof,  some  writers  call  the 
  vault  the  roof,  and  the  outer  protection  the  roof  mask.  It 
  is  better,  however,  to  consider  the  vault  as  the  ceiling 
  only,  in  cases  where  it  has  farther  covering. 
  2.  That  which  resembles,  or  corresponds  to  the  covering  or 
  the  ceiling  of  a  house;  as  the  roof  of  a  cavern;  the  roof 
  of  the  mouth. 
  The  flowery  roof  Showered  roses,  which  the  morn 
  repaired.  --Milton. 
  3.  (Mining.)  The  surface  or  bed  of  rock  immediately  overlying 
  a  bed  of  coal  or  a  flat  vein. 
  {Bell  roof},  {French  roof},  etc  (Arch.)  See  under  {Bell}, 
  {French},  etc 
  {Flat  roof}.  (Arch.) 
  a  A  roof  actually  horizontal  and  level,  as  in  some 
  Oriental  buildings. 
  b  A  roof  nearly  horizontal,  constructed  of  such  material 
  as  allows  the  water  to  run  off  freely  from  a  very 
  slight  inclination. 
  {Roof  plate}.  (Arch.)  See  {Plate},  n.,  10. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  structure  that  covers  or  forms  the  top  of  a  building 
  2:  top  of  motor  vehicle 
  v  :  provide  a  building  with  a  roof;  cover  a  building  with  a  roof 

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