/ˈhaʊstɒp/ (say 'howstop)

1. the top or roof of a house.
2. from the housetops (or rooftops), publicly: you needn't shout it from the housetops!

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • housetop — house top n. The roof of a house, especially the flat part of a roof; as, shout it from the housetops. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • housetop — [hous′täp΄] n. the top of a house; roof from the housetops publicly and widely …   English World dictionary

  • housetop — noun /ˈhaʊsˌtɑp/ the roof of a house Up on the housetop, reindeer pause. / Out jumps good old Santa Claus …   Wiktionary

  • housetop — See: SHOUT FROM THE HOUSETOPS or SHOUT FROM THE ROOFTOPS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • housetop — noun Date: 1526 roof; especially the level surface of a flat roof …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • housetop — /hows top /, n. 1. the top or roof of a house. 2. from the housetops, publicly; generally: The day I got my promotion I wanted to shout it from the housetops. [1520 30; HOUSE + TOP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • housetop — Synonyms and related words: ceiling, eaves, lantern, overhead, penthouse, plafond, ridgepole, roof, roof garden, roof deck, roofage, roofing, roofpole, rooftop, rooftree, shingles, skylight, slates, tiles, top …   Moby Thesaurus

  • housetop — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. roof, shingles, gables, chimney; see gable , roof …   English dictionary for students

  • housetop — house|top [ˈhaustɔp US ta:p] n the top part of a house = ↑rooftop ▪ a view over the housetops …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • housetop — See: shout from the housetops or shout from the rooftops …   Словарь американских идиом

  • housetop — n. roof, top of a house …   English contemporary dictionary

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