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Etymology 1[edit]

roof +‎ -ing (material, collection).


roofing (countable and uncountable, plural roofings)

  1. Material used on the outside of a roof, such as shingles.
    • 2013 May 10, Audrey Garric, “Urban canopies let nature bloom”, in The Guardian Weekly[1], volume 188, number 22, page 30:
      As towns continue to grow, replanting vegetation has become a form of urban utopia and green roofs are spreading fast. Last year 1m square metres of plant-covered roofing was built in France, as much as in the US, and 10 times more than in Germany, the pioneer in this field.
  2. The process of constructing a roof or roofs.
  3. A way of travel which consists in clambering over the roofs of skyscrapers.
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Etymology 2[edit]



  1. present participle and gerund of roof