Meaning of ROOF in English

ROOF

transcription, транскрипция: [ ru:f ]

The plural can be pronounced /ru:fs/ or /ru:vz/.

( roofs)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

The roof of a building is the covering on top of it that protects the people and things inside from the weather.

...a small stone cottage with a red slate roof...

N-COUNT

2.

The roof of a car or other vehicle is the top part of it, which protects passengers or goods from the weather.

The car rolled onto its roof, trapping him.

N-COUNT

3.

The roof of your mouth is the highest part of the inside of your mouth.

She clicked her tongue against the roof of her mouth.

N-COUNT : the N of n

4.

If the level of something such as the price of a product or the rate of inflation goes through the roof , it suddenly increases very rapidly indeed. ( INFORMAL )

Prices for Korean art have gone through the roof.

PHRASE : V inflects

5.

If you hit the roof or go through the roof , you become very angry indeed, and usually show your anger by shouting at someone. ( INFORMAL )

Sergeant Long will hit the roof when I tell him you’ve gone off.

PHRASE : V inflects

6.

If a group of people inside a building raise the roof , they make a very loud noise, for example by singing or shouting.

He raised the roof at the conference when he sang his own version of the socialist anthem, The Red Flag.

PHRASE : V inflects

7.

If a number of things or people are under one roof or under the same roof , they are in the same building.

The firms intend to open either together under one roof or alongside each other in shopping malls...

PHRASE : PHR after v , v-link PHR

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