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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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

    Bathroom Vanity Inspiration : Stylish Contemporary Bathroom Vanities

  • 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.

    colleenifying the world

  • 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.

    Mini Kitchen for a Small Apartment by Joongho Choi

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

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • 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.

    Will the return of the jumpsuit jumpstart that ’70s kitchen?

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

    Bird Cloud

  • The AWP/colleenified approach is one solution, installing a higher countertop is another.

    colleenifying the world

  • 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.

    The Art of Healing

  • 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.

    How Did We Get From There to Here?


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.