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a roof over one's head

Definition of a roof over one's head

  1. :  a place to live <We don't have much money, but at least we have a roof over our heads.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the cover of a building

    :  material used for a roof :  roofing

    :  the roof of a dwelling conventionally designating the home itself

  1. :  to cover with or as if with a roof

    :  to provide with a particular kind of roof or roofing

    :  to constitute a roof over

  1. :  across a barrier or intervening space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

  1. :  the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth

    :  the seat of the intellect :  mind

    :  a person with respect to mental qualities

  1. :  of, relating to, or intended for the head

    :  principal, chief

    :  situated at the head

  1. :  behead

    :  to put a head on :  fit a head to

    :  to form the head or top of

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a dwelling place or home

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