from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A level surface on a cabinet or display case, as in a kitchen or department store.

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  • n. The surface atop a counter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the top side of a counter


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  • The countertop is glass, and it supports a glass countertop vessel sink and a towel rack.

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  • The raised countertop is simple enough and built of materials that dictate custom manufacture, but the other questions are fascinating and multi-billion dollar industries will die and rise in the next decade as they emerge.

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  • In the process we learned that the population who are mismatched to their kitchen countertop is very large.


  • The countertop is movable and slides pretty well to reveal the range, sink, storage, cupboards and even plenty of cabinets.

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  • She set me up at the main countertop with a stack of books.

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  • Despite being hard-wearing and stain-resistant, it couldn’t get past the granite juggernaut in countertop sales, in part because granite scored points for naturalness.

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  • When one is slopping olive oil and sauces around, worries about the countertop are a distraction.

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  • On the countertop are a couple of candy jars, five peacock feathers leaning around a black wall phone, a small plant that may or may not be real, three boxes of medical-exam gloves, and a radio tuned to smooth jazz.

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  • On the countertop is the Jack LaLanne juicer, the Magic Bullet, the handy food chopper plus, the food saver vacuum sealer -- all items familiar to us because they are constantly hawked on the midnight cable channels.

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