noun, often attributive
roof·​top | \ ˈrüf-ˌtäp How to pronounce rooftop (audio) , ˈru̇f- \

Definition of rooftop

: roof especially : the outer surface of a roof

Examples of rooftop in a Sentence

They have a garden on the rooftop of the apartment building. He wanted to shout from the rooftops when he got the job.
Recent Examples on the Web In Hollywood, the Andaz West Hollywood has made its rooftop with its iconic Sunset Strip views available to the local Barcode Barbershop. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, "Hyatt Hotels Around the World Are Hosting Small Businesses to Help Them Survive the Pandemic," 19 Nov. 2020 The panorama from the rooftop helipad includes the downtown L.A. skyline, the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, Bel-Air and the Hollywood Hills. Rosemary Mcclure, Los Angeles Times, "Micro weddings can save you money as hotels and resorts trim prices," 19 Nov. 2020 Shortly after he was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2012, the conservative Republican voted to kill what remained of the state’s subsidy for rooftop solar installations. Benjamin Storrow, Scientific American, "With GOP Support, Arizona Mandates Cleaner Energy," 17 Nov. 2020 The finished tower will be 27 stories, or 471 feet (144 meters), tall and have rooftop terraces, an event space, artisanal food market, tenant lounge and fitness center. Natalie Wong,, "SL Green Scores $1.25 Billion Loan for Manhattan Skyscraper," 16 Nov. 2020 And their plans to upgrade the restaurant rooftop will accommodate corporate events and family parties, which have all but evaporated during the pandemic. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Restaurants and stores are struggling to survive amid COVID-19. So why are many boosting spending, hiring workers?," 13 Nov. 2020 Home owners on the West Coast are installing rooftop solar in part to offset the power outages that have gripped California. Matt Egan, CNN, "Solar CEO is relieved the next president isn't a climate denier," 13 Nov. 2020 More Than a Note Ben Baur, 34, an actor, and Craig Gates, 30, an equity derivative salesman for J.P. Morgan, were married Sept. 12, on a friend’s rooftop in New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood. Alix Strauss, New York Times, "How to Give Guests an Active Role in Your Virtual Wedding," 10 Nov. 2020 Solar power additions will stay stable, with growth in utility-scale solar additions offsetting a dip in rooftop solar additions this year. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Small nuclear reactor developer claims breakthrough," 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of rooftop

1564, in the meaning defined above

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25 Nov 2020

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“Rooftop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rooftop

: the upper surface of a roof

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