Meaning of ROOF in English


— rooflike , adj.

/roohf, roof/ , n. , pl. roofs , v.


1. the external upper covering of a house or other building.

2. a frame for supporting this: an open-timbered roof.

3. the highest part or summit: The Himalayas are the roof of the world.

4. something that in form or position resembles the roof of a house, as the top of a car, the upper part of the mouth, etc.

5. a house.

6. Mining. the rock immediately above a horizontal mineral deposit.

7. go through the roof ,

a. to increase beyond all expectations: Foreign travel may very well go through the roof next year.

b. Also, hit the roof , Informal. to lose one's temper; become extremely angry.

8. raise the roof , Informal.

a. to create a loud noise: The applause raised the roof.

b. to complain or protest noisily: He'll raise the roof when he sees that bill.


9. to provide or cover with a roof.

[ bef. 900; ME (n.); OE hrof; c. D roef cover, cabin, ON hrof ]

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