American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Lacking a roof.
- adj. Having no home or shelter; homeless or destitute.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no roof: as, a roofless house.
- Having no house or home; unsheltered.
- adj. Without a roof, open to the sky.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having no roof.
- adj. Having no house or home; shelterless; homeless.
- adj. not having a roof
- adj. physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security
“It recalled roofless heavens and boundless horizons.”
“There was not even a respectable shade tree within twenty or thirty miles; in fact, the actual location of the nearest decent shade was a matter of vigorous debate in the offices—if you wanted to call a roofless barn and a couple of patched-up corrals offices—of the Hat Creek Cattle Company, half of which Augustus owned.”
“There was not even a respectable shade tree within twenty or thirty miles; in fact, the actual location of the nearest decent shade was a matter of vigorous debate in the offices — if you wanted to call a roofless barn and a couple of patched-up corrals offices — of the Hat Creek Cattle Company, half of which Augustus owned.”
“He could see, fading away into the blue distance, lines of open structures which he could only describe as roofless-and largely wall-less - buildings.”
“The vehicle — a kind of roofless omnibus — started with”
“Samover then listed buildings that are slowly deteriorating, including a 17th-century merchant's home that has been roofless for a year and a modernist masterpiece open to the skies.”
“These intricately crafted log buildings, though now roofless, are still intact, though built over a century ago.”
“West Ham are likely to argue their deal should be more favourable, because the Manchester stadium was designed for football from the beginning, whereas the Stratford stadium was intended to be reduced post-games to a sunken, roofless bowl of 25,000 seats, with a running track.”
“The program has visitors walk through part of the temple's roofless 62 acres, a forest of massive pillars reaching up to the starry sky, before ending up at a small stadium for the dramatic finale.”
“Outside sits a roofless double-decker bus, glimmering in the moonlight, with the words NYC SIGHTS in big letters along the side and a huge image of an American flag next to the Statue of Liberty.”
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