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roof garden

a garden on the flat roof of a house or other building.
the top or top story of a building, having a garden, restaurant, or the like.
Origin of roof garden
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We are going to the most wonderful plays, and to smart places to eat, and I danced last night on a roof garden.

    The Trumpeter Swan Temple Bailey
  • Saw a downtown merchant on a roof garden this evening with his stenographer.

    Sixes and Sevens O. Henry
  • The roof garden ought to attain such a position, and it doubtless will soon—as we give it the opportunity it desires.

    Last Words Stephen Crane
  • The furniture was arranged on the roof garden, over which Japanese lanterns were hung.

    The 1926 Tatler Various
  • There is a roof garden where on hot summer evenings services and other gatherings may be held.

    The Kirk on Rutgers Farm Frederick Brckbauer
  • And he was on the roof garden earlier, and in the roulette room!

    Mask of Death Paul Ernst
  • She was warmed in the Sun-Parlor, concentrated under blue glass and aired on the roof garden.

    The Gay Gnani of Gingalee Florence Huntley
  • He took her one evening after dinner to a roof garden in New York.

  • Her most envied friend lived in New York, and her life was just one roof garden after another.

    The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley
  • Turn the ballroom into a "roof garden" for a bachelor supper.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
British Dictionary definitions for roof garden

roof garden

a garden on a flat roof of a building
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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