(noun, verb)


1. a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building

Definition categories: man–made, protection

2. protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

Definition categories: man–made, protection

3. the inner top surface of a covered area or hollow space

- the roof of the cave was very high

- I could see the roof of the bear's mouth

Definition categories: object, cover, covering

4. an upper limit on what is allowed

- there was a roof on salaries

Similar word(s): cap, ceiling

Definition categories: communication, control

Sentences with roof as a noun:

- The palate is the roof of the mouth.

- Archaeologists discovered that the cave's roof was decked with paintings.


1. provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof

Definition categories: contact, cover