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Meaning of roof

roof

Pronunciation: (rf, roof), [key]
— n., pl. v. roofs,
—n.
  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. the rock immediately above a horizontal mineral deposit.
  7. Foreign travel may very well go through the roof next year.
    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.
  8. The applause raised the roof.
    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.
—v.t.
  1. to provide or cover with a roof.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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