What does penthouse mean?

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.

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

  2. penthousenoun

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

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

  3. penthousenoun

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

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

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

    Etymology: [A corruption of pentice.]

  2. Penthouseadjective

    leaning; overhanging

    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. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Grange Lady Haig Rutan:

    When I married the jazz man I lived at The Palace, I never took the garbage out. When I married the airline captain I lived in a penthouse and on Park Avenue, I never took the garbage out. When I married the former Hitler Youth I lived in a 150 year old farm house, with a barn, playhouse, water pump and a magnolia tree, I never took the garbage out. Now that I am an 80 year old widow, I live in an apartment overlooking blooming magnolia trees, a garden, a gazebo and, if I stretch my neck - as far as I can see, I am convinced I'm in Paris, at last I take the garbage out every day

  4. 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].

  5. 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.

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