noun, often attributive
roof·top | \ˈrüf-ˌtäp, 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.

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Formerly a Quality Inn, the new hotel has two outdoor, oceanfront pools — one with a pool bar on the first floor and a second rooftop pool on the fourth floor. Kit Waskom Pollard,, "What's new in Ocean City for the 2018 beach season," 8 May 2018 There's only one rooftop pool in Las Vegas that brings big-name international DJ talent from day to night, and this year, Drai's Beachclub on the top floor of the Cromwell boasts some of the electronic music world's top talent. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Anna Lunoe, GTA, Troyboi & More Are Drai's Las Vegas Resident DJs in 2018," 21 Feb. 2018 There’s an underground recording studio, where Thievery Corporation and Brett Dennen have played; an idyllic private beach; and an Insta-worthy rooftop pool backed by a giant Stormtrooper. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "12 Incredible Hotels for Art Lovers," 22 Jan. 2018 The Keefer, 133 Keefer St., 688-1983; Three ultrachic suites and a luxurious penthouse complete with rooftop pool. Claire Dederer, ELLE Decor, "ELLE DECOR Goes to Vancouver," 27 May 2011 More than 1,000 people were waiting to be rescued, many from rooftops. New York Times, "‘Battle Against Time’: Japan Floods Leave Dozens Seeking Rescue," 8 July 2018 More than 1,000 people were waiting to be rescued, many from rooftops. Simon Denyer,, "At least 85 dead, many missing as ‘historic’ rains pound Japan," 8 July 2018 Keep shouting from the rooftops! — ThinkOrBlue (@ThinkOrBlue) June 30, 2018 Leah inspires us all! Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "12-Year-Old Delivers Emotional Speech on Fear of Losing Her Immigrant Mother," 30 June 2018 But her preternatural intelligence and subtlety as an actress are wasted on a character who never stops shouting her hang-ups from the rooftops. Justin Chang,, "'Boundaries' takes the road all too quirkily traveled," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of rooftop

1564, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rooftop

: the upper surface of a roof

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to reject or criticize sharply

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