Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The roof of a house.
  • idiom (shout/proclaim) To make known publicly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The roof or top of a house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The roof of a house, especially the flat part of a roof.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the roof of a house

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

  • noun the roof of a house

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

house +‎ top

Examples

  • We put a divan in this arbour, which overlooked the rushing river; and that and the housetop were our favourite places to smoke on cool summer evenings.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • We put a divan in this arbour, which overlooked the rushing river; and that and the housetop were our favourite places to smoke on cool summer evenings.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • We put a divan in this arbour, which overlooked the rushing river; and that and the housetop were our favourite places to smoke on cool summer evenings.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton Volume II

  • Mr. Pike paused at the for'ard end of the housetop and stood in a listening attitude.

    CHAPTER XXXII

  • Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.

    Can America Survive?

  • Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.

    Can America Survive?

  • But calculations of the potential energy available show that, yes, it can provide enough power, assuming we wish to the cover the state of Arizona with solar panels, along with every housetop in America.

    Was Chicken Little Right? « Hyperpat’s HyperDay

  • The Bible says, Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.

    Can America Survive?

  • But calculations of the potential energy available show that, yes, it can provide enough power, assuming we wish to the cover the state of Arizona with solar panels, along with every housetop in America.

    2008 May « Hyperpat’s HyperDay

  • The Bible says, Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.

    Can America Survive?

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