a roof over one's head

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a roof over one's head

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

Word by Word Definitions

roof play
  1. : the cover of a building

  2. : material used for a roof : roofing

  3. : the roof of a dwelling conventionally designating the home itself

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

  2. : to provide with a particular kind of roof or roofing

  3. : to constitute a roof over

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

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

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

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

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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