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.
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First Known Use of roofing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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7 Oct 2021

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“Roofing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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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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