from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flat roof or a platform on the top of a house.


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  • The position given by the above file as given by my GPS on the azotea is actually in the terrace over the living room (somewhat shaded) - not too bad an accuracy.

    Mexican House Construction - a Common Misunderstanding

  • We hear that two shells have fallen into the house of Señor —, who has a pretty wife and a number of children, and that his azotea is occupied by the federalist troops.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • When the sun is low and the evening cool, the azotea is a pleasant lounging-place, especially when the proprietor of the house has a taste for flowers; then it is converted into an aerial garden, and displays the rich flora for which the picture-land of Mexico is justly celebrated.

    The War Trail The Hunt of the Wild Horse

  • When the sun is down, or behind a cloud, the azotea is a most agreeable promenade; and to render it still more so, that over the house of Don Ambrosio had been arranged so as to resemble a flower-garden.

    The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico

  • During certain hours of the day, the azotea is a favourite resort, being a pleasant place of dalliance, as also the finest for observation -- commanding, as in this case it does,

    The Flag of Distress A Story of the South Sea

  • The kitchen and the bath-house are small separate buildings in the yard, or "azotea" (a tho tai'a).

    Fil and Filippa Story of Child Life in the Philippines

  • While we were enjoying our cigars in the cool of the evening upon the "azotea" of our hotel, we saw a file of soldiers march up to a house directly opposite, and after repeated efforts to enter, they finally burst open the door; reappearing in a few moments with seven or eight "coolies," who were apparently dead drunk, but in reality were stupefied with opium; having met, by appointment, to "shuffle off this mortal coil" after this characteristic fashion.

    The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner

  • By Apartamento en la azotea con un diseño elegante y contemporáneo | Arkihome on April 12, 2010 at 4: 05 am

    Contemporary Design in Central Goteborg

  • Una personalidad con estilo nuevo se le dio a esta residencia privada en la azotea mientras se mantiene una atmósfera suave.

    Contemporary Design in Central Goteborg

  • Sabemos que la mayoría de ustedes quieren usar la azotea de su casa para algo, pues porque no construir un pequeño apartamento allí.

    Contemporary Design in Central Goteborg


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  • 1.f. Cubierta llana de un edificio:

    el antenista subió a la azotea a comprobar el estado de la antena de televisión.

    2.col. Cabeza:

    me he dado un golpe en la azotea y me he quedado atontado.

    June 29, 2009