Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place open to the sky on the roof of a building, ornamented with trees, shrubbery, and flowers. In the cities of southern France such pleasure-resorts are arranged on the roofs of private houses, and in the larger cities of the United States they have been introduced to some extent in theaters and hotels.

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Examples

  • Nobody looks twice at the blond (who is, of course, beautiful) as she walks by the young doorman (clad in jeans and a T-shirt) toward the elevator that whisks her to a triplex penthouse apartment topped with a roof-garden boasting a cinematic Hudson River view.

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  • After the war, too weak to return to Germany, she learned from former students that her old school in Berlin, built in 1914 according to her own plans with a flat roof and a spacious roof garden, had survived the Allied bombardments: bombs that would definitely have destroyed the building had become lodged in the flower-beds of her beloved roof-garden and in conseqence had failed to explode.

    Alice Salomon.

  • The meeting ended with drinks and lovely snacks on the roof-garden of the Chelsea home of the Chairman.

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  • During the roof-garden scene, Walt and I are laughing so hard we literally roll on our backs on the floor.

    The English American

  • The Athletic Club building is nine stories high, yellow brick with glassy roof-garden above and portico of huge limestone columns below.

    Babbit

  • I was disgusted with seeing the hotel standing on her roof-garden and thinking of the mess there was inside her, all come of a tremblorito no bigger than enough to cave in the bank and tip the

    The Belted Seas

  • The top was just a small roof-garden, carefully planted and laid out.

    A Soldier's Sketches Under Fire

  • A roof-garden is being laid out for the recreation of the staff, and the velocity of the numerous lifts has been keyed up to concert pitch.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 18th, 1920

  • Even from the beginning we were sadly crowded for room, so popular was the club-house, and the roof-garden was much needed for the overflow.

    The House in Good Taste

  • When the Colony Club was at last finished we discovered that the furnace heat did not go up to the roof-garden, and immediately we had to find some way of heating this very attractive and very necessary space.

    The House in Good Taste

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