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[ roof, roof ]
/ ruf, rʊf /
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Definition of roof

noun, plural roofs.
verb (used with object)
to provide or cover with a roof.
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Idioms about roof

    go through the roof,
    1. to increase beyond all expectations: Foreign travel may very well go through the roof next year.
    2. Also hit the roof ,Informal. to lose one's temper; become extremely angry.
    raise the roof, Informal.
    1. to create a loud noise: The applause raised the roof.
    2. to complain or protest noisily: He'll raise the roof when he sees that bill.

Origin of roof

before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English hrōf; cognate with Dutch roef cover, cabin, Old Norse hrōf

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British Dictionary definitions for roof

roof
/ (ruːf) /

noun plural roofs (ruːfs, ruːvz)
verb
(tr) to provide or cover with a roof or rooflike part

Derived forms of roof

roofer, nounroofless, adjectiverooflike, adjective

Word Origin for roof

Old English hrōf; related to Middle Dutch, Old Norse hrōf
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Medical definitions for roof

roof
[ rōōf, ruf ]

n.
The upper surface of an anatomical structure, especially one having a vaulted inner structure.
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