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Definitions for penthouse
ˈpɛntˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪzpent·house

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. penthousenoun

    an apartment located on the top floors of a building


  1. penthousenoun

    An outhouse or other structure (especially one with a sloping roof) attached to the outside wall of a building.

  2. penthousenoun

    An apartment or suite on the top floor of a tall building, especially one that is expensive or luxurious.

  3. penthousenoun

    Any of the sloping roofs at the side of a real tennis court.

  4. Etymology: From pentiz, from apendiz, ultimately from a suffixed form of appendo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Penthousenoun

    A shed hanging out aslope from the main wall.

    Etymology: pent, from pente, Fr. and house.

    This is the penthouse under which Lorenzo desir’d us to make a stand. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    Sleep shall neither night nor day
    Hang upon his penthouse lid. William Shakespeare.

    The Turks lurking under their penthouse, laboured with mattocks to dig up the foundation of the wall. Richard Knolles.

    A blow was received by riding under a penthouse. Richard Wiseman.

    Those defensive engines, made by the Romans into the form of penthouses to cover the assailants from the weapons of the besieged, would he presently batter in pieces with stones and blocks. John Wilkins.

    My penthouse eye-brows and my shaggy beard
    Offend your sight; but these are manly signs. Dryden.

    The chill rain
    Drops from some penthouse on her wretched head. Nicholas Rowe.


  1. penthouse

    A penthouse is a luxury apartment or condominium located on the top floors of a residential building. This prestigious type of housing often provides panoramic views, larger floor space, and high-end features and amenities compared to typical apartments in the same building. It may also have private access or elevators and outdoor areas like terraces or balconies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penthousenoun

    a shed or roof sloping from the main wall or building, as over a door or window; a lean-to. Also figuratively

  2. Penthouseadjective

    leaning; overhanging

  3. Etymology: [A corruption of pentice.]


  1. Penthouse

    Penthouse, a men's magazine founded by Bob Guccione, combines urban lifestyle articles and softcore pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, evolved into hardcore. Penthouse is owned by FriendFinder Network, formerly known as General Media, Inc. whose parent company was Penthouse International Inc. prior to chapter 11 restructuring. Although Guccione was American, the magazine was founded in 1965 in the United Kingdom, but beginning in September 1969 was sold in the United States as well. At the height of his success, Guccione, who died in 2010, was considered to be one of the richest men in the United States. He was once listed in the Forbes 400 ranking of wealthiest people. An April 2002 New York Times article reported Guccione as saying that Penthouse grossed $3.5 billion to $4 billion over the 30-year life of the company, with net income of almost half a billion dollars.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Penthouse

    pent′hows, n. a shed projecting from or adjoining a main building: a protection from the weather over a door or a window: anything resembling a penthouse.—v.t. to provide with a penthouse, shelter by means of a shed sloping from a wall, or anything similar. [A corr. of pentice, which is from Fr. appentis—L. appendicium, an appendage.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. penthouse

    A shed hanging forward in a sloping direction from the main wall of a place.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of penthouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of penthouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of penthouse in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Neiditch:

    We’ve got overseas people coming to see it, we have people in India who know that [Indian media billionaire] Subhash Chandra bought a triplex in the building [in 2012] and are eyeing [this penthouse].

  2. The Blonde Jon:

    I'm renting out a penthouse on prom night it's 2 stories and have a jacuzzi on the second floor anyone who wants to come lmk. Closed invite FYI.

  3. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans:

    It’s very troubling, these are two well-respected people killed in their penthouse apartment.

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement.

  5. Dan Bova:

    Industry wide, overall print magazine sales are in decline. You see evidence of it everywhere you look. I hardly ever see someone reading an actual newspaper or magazine on the train in the morning anymore, not that I ever saw someone reading an issue of Penthouse during their morning commute, but you get the idea.

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