noun, plural roofs.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for roof
- to increase beyond all expectations: Foreign travel may very well go through the roof next year.
- Also hit the roof ,Informal. to lose one's temper; become extremely angry.
- to create a loud noise: The applause raised the roof.
- to complain or protest noisily: He'll raise the roof when he sees that bill.
Origin of roof
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How to use roof in a sentence
They found that asphalt from roofs and roads may contribute as much secondary organic compounds as all the vehicles in the region on an annual basis.
The major horizontal roof beam, oriented east-west, is called “the sun’s path.”An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Jo Marchant|September 2, 2020|Nautilus
He had a cinder-block wall around the tank, so the heat wasn’t blowing toward his house, but the eaves of the roof caught on fire in the last five minutes before the tank stopped burning.
Creating such “cool roofs” across 80% of the nation’s commercial buildings could cut annual energy use by more than 10 terawatt-hours and save more than $700 million, according to an earlier study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.Air conditioning technology is the great missed opportunity in the fight against climate change|James Temple|September 1, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Stupid young people went back to trying to jump into pools from their roofs.
Which is why you should: “Clap along, if you feel like a room without a roof.”
We were on her roof talking and trying to come up with ideas, to think of alternatives to renting a studio.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project|James Joiner|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The two once lived together under the same roof, after Brooke asked Fenner to live with them.
Some wielding signs hit the roof, windshield, and body of the car I was traveling in.
Yeah, I mean, as far as Maggie goes, her reducing a church to just “four walls and a roof” says a lot about the character.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead|Melissa Leon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Pontellier and Ratignolle compartments adjoined one another under the same roof.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
First the chimneys sank down through the roof, as if they were being lowered into the cellar.
The tower has four clock faces, pinnacles at the angles, and a steep slate roof and is 120 feet high.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Then the roof itself, with its gables and dormer windows, softly folded itself flat down upon the top of the house, out of sight.
British Dictionary definitions for roof
noun plural roofs (ruːfs, ruːvz)
- a structure that covers or forms the top of a building
- (in combination)the rooftop
- (as modifier)a roof garden
- to get extremely angry; become furious
- to rise or increase steeply
- to create a boisterous disturbance
- to react or protest heatedly
Derived forms of roofroofer, nounroofless, adjectiverooflike, adjective
Word Origin for roof
Medical definitions for roof
Idioms and Phrases with roof
In addition to the idiom beginning with roof
- roof over one's head, a
- go through the roof
- hit the ceiling (roof)
- like a cat on hot bricks (a hot tin roof)
- raise the roof