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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Roof·ing, n.
 1. The act of covering with a roof.
 2. The materials of which a roof is composed; materials for a roof.
 3. Hence, the roof itself; figuratively, shelter. “Fit roofing gave.”
 4. Mining The wedging, as of a horse or car, against the top of an underground passage.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Roof v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roofed p. pr. & vb. n. Roofing.]
 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.   --Addison.
 2. To inclose in a house; figuratively, to shelter.
    Here had we now our country's honor roofed.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: material used to construct a roof
      2: the craft of a roofer