penthouse

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noun pent·house \ˈpent-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of penthouse

  1. 1a :  a shed or roof attached to and sloping from a wall or buildingb :  a smaller structure joined to a building :  annex

  2. 2 :  a structure or dwelling on the roof or top floor of a building

Examples of penthouse in a sentence

  1. had a small penthouse built to serve as a toolshed

Origin and Etymology of penthouse

alteration of Middle English pentis, from Anglo-French apentiz, from apent, past participle of apendre, appendre to attach, hang against — more at append


First Known Use: 14th century


PENTHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

penthouse

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noun pent·house \ˈpent-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of penthouse for English Language Learners

  • : an apartment on the top floor or roof of a building


PENTHOUSE Defined for Kids

penthouse

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noun pent·house \ˈpent-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of penthouse for Students

  1. :  an apartment on the top floor or roof of a building



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