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 for roof
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roof \Roof\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roofed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Roofing.]
     1. To cover with a roof.
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              I have not seen the remains of any Roman buildings
              that have not been roofed with vaults or arches.
                                                    --Addison.
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     2. To inclose in a house; figuratively, to shelter.
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              Here had we now our country's honor roofed. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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              The flowery roof
              Showered roses, which the morn repaired. --Milton.
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     3. (Mining.) The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying
        a bed of coal or a flat vein.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  roof
      n 1: a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a
           building
      2: protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
      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"
      4: an upper limit on what is allowed; "he put a ceiling on the
         number of women who worked for him"; "there was a roof on
         salaries"; "they established a cap for prices" [syn:
         ceiling, roof, cap]
      v 1: provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a
           roof

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "roof":
     Dymaxion house, French roof, M roof, White House, abiding place,
     abode, address, adobe house, ancestral halls, apex, barrack roof,
     bonnet, building, bulkhead, cantonment, cap, casa, ceil, ceiling,
     chamber, chimney corner, clerestory, cliff dwelling, coif,
     consulate, cork, country house, country seat, crash pad, crest,
     crib, crown, cupola, dacha, deanery, dome, domicile, domus,
     dwelling, dwelling house, dwelling place, eaves, edifice, embassy,
     erection, fabric, family homestead, farm, farmhouse, fireplace,
     fireside, foyer, gable roof, geodesic dome, habitation, hall, hat,
     haven, hearth, hearth and home, hearthstone, home, home place,
     home roof, home sweet home, homestead, hood, house, houseboat,
     household, housetop, ingle, inglenook, ingleside, lake dwelling,
     lantern, living machine, lodge, lodging, lodging place, lodgment,
     manor house, manse, menage, nest, overhead, pad, parsonage,
     paternal roof, peak, penthouse, place, place to live, plafond,
     prefabricated house, presidential palace, ranch house, rectory,
     residence, ridgepole, roof garden, roof in, roof-deck, roofage,
     roofing, roofpole, rooftop, rooftree, seat, shed roof, shelter,
     shield, shingles, skylight, skyscraper, slate roof, slates,
     sod house, split-level, stopper, structure, summit, surface,
     thatched roof, tiles, tip, toft, top, top floor, top side, topside,
     topsides, town house, upper side, upside, vertex, vicarage
  
  

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