Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lacking a roof.
  • adjective Having no home or shelter; homeless or destitute.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no roof: as, a roofless house.
  • Having no house or home; unsheltered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having no roof.
  • adjective Having no house or home; shelterless; homeless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Without a roof, open to the sky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not having a roof
  • adjective physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security

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Examples

  • 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.

    Tin

  • 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.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • It recalled roofless heavens and boundless horizons.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • 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.

    Lonesome Dove

  • 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.

    Lonesome Dove

  • 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 Lost Worlds of 2001

  • The vehicle — a kind of roofless omnibus — started with

    The Way Home

  • 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.

    First they toppled the Moscow mayor, now they're after his sculptor

  • 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.

    First they toppled the Moscow mayor, now they're after his sculptor

  • These intricately crafted log buildings, though now roofless, are still intact, though built over a century ago.

    February 2009

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