unroofed

adjective

un·​roofed ˌən-ˈrüft How to pronounce unroofed (audio)
-ˈru̇ft
: not provided with a roof : not roofed
several unroofed structures
a house that is partially unroofed

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The reporter was probably assigned to the story because in 1933, Santa Anas topped 60 miles an hour, smashed boats, unroofed buildings, and relocated about 14 million tons of dust. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unroofed.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unroofed was in 1665

Dictionary Entries Near unroofed

Cite this Entry

“Unroofed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unroofed. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ