roofing


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roof·ing

 (ro͞o′fĭng, ro͝of′ĭng)
n.
1. Materials used in building a roof.
2. A roof.

roofing

(ˈruːfɪŋ)
n
1. (Building) material used to construct a roof
2. (Building) the act of constructing a roof

roof•ing

(ˈru fɪŋ, ˈrʊf ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of covering with a roof.
2. material for roofs.
3. a roof.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roofing - material used to construct a roofroofing - material used to construct a roof  
material - things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
2.roofing - the craft of a roofer
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
building, construction - the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"
slating - the act of laying slates for a roof
Translations

roofing

[ˈruːfɪŋ]
A. N (= roof) → techumbre f; (= roofing material) → material m para techado
B. CPD roofing felt Nfieltro m para techar

roofing

nMaterial ntzum Dachdecken; (= action)Dachdecken nt; roofing felt (Brit) or paperDachpappe f

roofing

[ˈruːfɪŋ] nmateriale m per copertura
References in classic literature ?
The tower has never, to appearance, had roofing of any sort; a fire was made in the centre of the space which it encloses, and originally the building was probably little more than a wall drawn as a sort of screen around the great council fire of the tribe.
The builders had attained the art of using cement, and of roofing a building, great improvements on the original Burgh.
The ceiling was adorned with frescoes, which at once excited Sir Charles's interest, and he noted with indignation that a large portion of the painting at the northern end had been destroyed and some glass roofing inserted.
But to-day, having been occupied elsewhere, he had not been able to arrive at the Chase Farm till late in the afternoon, and he then discovered that some old roofing, which he had calculated on preserving, had given way.
The roofing of this abode did not rest directly upon the walls, and the air could, therefore, circulate freely, but windows there were none, and the door hardly deserved the name.
It is even at the present day proverbial to calculate the number of acres of roofing, the restoration of which would, in our age, be the ruin of fortunes cramped and narrowed as the epoch itself.
Sprague was superfluously tall; his trousers got creased at the knees, and showed an excess of boot at a time when straps seemed necessary to any dignity of bearing; you heard him go in and out, and up and down, as if he had come to see after the roofing.
A winding stone stair, well carpeted and railed at first but growing shabbier with every landing, brought them past innumerable doors until, at last, just under the ground-glass roofing, the names of Smith and Hanbury were to be seen painted in large white letters across a panel, with a laconic invitation to push beneath it.
Here and there they crawled into tiny hutches, made by hollowing out the sand and covering over with fragments of metal roofing.
In the hole in the sand, covered over by fragments of metal roofing, Mapuhi and Tefara lay disputing.
In a few hours, thanks to the help of the shipping in port, an immense roofing of canvas was stretched over the parched prairie, and protected it from the burning rays of the sun.
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