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Etymology

Old English hrōf.

Pronunciation

Noun

Tiled roofs (1)

Singular
roof

Plural
roofs

roof (roofs)
  1. the cover at top of a building
  2. the upper part of a cavity
    The palate is the roof of the mouth.
    Archaeologists discovered that the cave's roof was decked with paintings.

Usage notes

  • The plural rooves is uncommon and is usually considered incorrect.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to roof

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to roof (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to cover or furnish with a roof

Derived terms

Translations


Dutch

Noun

roof (plural roven, diminutive roofje) m.

  1. robbery, robbing, banditry

Derived terms

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Verb

roof

  1. first person singular present tense and imperative of roven

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