from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not roofed, not having a roof.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unroof.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Stripped of a roof, or similar covering.
  • adj. Not yet roofed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not provided with a roof.
  • Deprived or stripped of a roof.

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

  • adj. having no roof


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  • In a British stadium, the 'terraces' = the unroofed tiers around the football pitch (should I say the 'soccer' pitch) for the spectators.

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  • St James's Park, Exeter You've got an unobstructed view from the upper storey windows of houses on St James Road behind the open unroofed terrace.

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  • When Buckland arrived at the studio, he found an unroofed wooden platform, two feet off the ground, and the adjoining barn.

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  • (When I spoke to Atchison, she had recently extracted three big cats from a five-by-ten-foot unroofed pen just eight feet high and on a lot behind an elementary school.)

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  • At about 11 a.m. on May 19, a day when the Arizona sun had driven the temperature to 108 degrees, she was parked outdoors in an unroofed, wire-fenced holding cell while awaiting transfer to another part of the prison.

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  • Myra backed up several feet as soldiers poured out looking for the fiend who had unroofed their home.


  • The later 60x30 feet alley tended to be free standing and typically unroofed.

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  • He addressed himself to the God of his fathers; and when he did so, the little rude and unroofed chapel, which now held almost all his race but himself, rushed on his recollection.

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  • Open a random door, expecting to find an interior, and step instead into an unroofed courtyard, overgrown with grass; the door only separates one exterior from another.

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