roof·​ing | \ ˈrü-fiŋ How to pronounce roofing (audio) , ˈru̇- \

Definition of roofing

: material for a roof

Examples of roofing in a Sentence

asphalt shingles used for roofing He did some roofing in the summer.
Recent Examples on the Web The cost of new heating, cooling, plumbing and roofing has been paid for by the Lilly Endowment, and the Madam Walker Legacy Center is partnering with IUPUI to schedule events in the theater and fourth-floor ballroom. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "10 new venues, big events and exhibits that will rock Indianapolis entertainment in 2020," 2 Jan. 2020 Earlier this month, the company said the factory’s membrane roofing is 60 percent complete, its concrete flooring 40 percent complete, fire protection piping 60 percent finished and underground utility piping about 75 percent done. William Thornton |, al, "A decade after decline, Alabama’s automakers are booming," 31 Dec. 2019 Hang Time has placed men in jobs including janitorial services, car washes, solar installation, roofing, machine tool and die, driving trucks and more. Alix Boyle,, "Hang Time:," 12 Dec. 2019 At that time, the contractor was set to meet its Oct. 20 deadline to finish the re-roofing. oregonlive, "Beaverton school closed due to roof leaks on track to open the first week of November," 25 Oct. 2019 Winds blew trees down, and roofing materials and debris were stuck in power lines, the station reported. Jay Croft, CNN, "Almost 800,000 customers are left without power from Maine to Virginia," 1 Nov. 2019 Brown was working in roofing and property management. CBS News, "Slain witness in ex-cop's trial would have testified in civil case against Dallas police," 7 Oct. 2019 The town got its name from its heyday making wooden roofing materials. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Communities search for ways to live with growing fire threat," 21 Sep. 2019 Arundo donax, or giant cane, was deliberately brought to the United States as roofing material and to make reeds for instruments like the clarinet. New York Times, "Invasive Grasses May Worsen Wildfires, Study Suggests," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of roofing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roofing was in the 15th century

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6 Jan 2020

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“Roofing.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of roofing

: material that is used for building or repairing a roof
: the work of building or repairing roofs


roof·​ing | \ ˈrü-fiŋ How to pronounce roofing (audio) , ˈru̇- \

Kids Definition of roofing

: material for a roof

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