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

Examples of unroofed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The room, about 50 feet long and 20 feet wide, opened onto a courtyard with an unroofed room and a long staircase that connected to the first floor, according to the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2024 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 examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'unroofed.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

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 23 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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