Language: Old English
Origin: hrof


1 noun
Related topics: Building, Construction
roof1 S3 W2 [countable]
1TB the structure that covers or forms the top of a building, vehicle, tent etc:
They finally found the cat up on the roof.
roof of
We can probably strap the cases to the roof of her car.
a flat roof
a pitched roof (=sloping roof)
red-roofed/metal-roofed etc
a wooden-roofed theatre
2TBC the top of a passage under the ground:
Suddenly, the whole tunnel roof caved in.

a roof over your head

DHH somewhere to live:
I may not have a job, but at least I've got a roof over my head.

go through the roof

a) also hit the roof to suddenly become very angry:
Put that back before Dad sees you and hits the roof!
b) if a price, cost etc goes through the roof, it increases to a very high level

the roof of somebody's mouth

HBH the hard upper part of the inside of your mouth

under the same roof/under one roof

in the same building or home:
If we're going to live under the same roof, we need to get along.
Here you can buy food, clothes, and electrical goods all under one roof.

under somebody's roof

spoken in your home:
As long as you live under my roof, you'll do as I say.

the roof falls/caves in

informal especially American English if the roof falls in or caves in, something bad suddenly happens to you when you do not expect it

➔ raise the roof

at raise1 (23), sunroof

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