penthouse

noun
pent·​house | \ ˈpent-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce penthouse (audio) \

Definition of penthouse

1a : a shed or roof attached to and sloping from a wall or building
b : a smaller structure joined to a building : annex
2 : a structure or dwelling on the roof or top floor of a building

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Synonyms for penthouse

Synonyms

addition, annex, extension

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Examples of penthouse in a Sentence

had a small penthouse built to serve as a toolshed

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Belltown penthouse is region’s priciest condo sale ever — and new owners won’t even live there. Mike Rosenberg, The Seattle Times, "Seattle-area home price cool-down stands out among U.S. cities," 26 Mar. 2019 The asking price for this penthouse, near Crosby Street in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District Extension, is $65 million, according to Shaun Osher, the chief executive of Core. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "A SoHo Triplex on the Market for $65 Million," 14 June 2018 The revelry continued until just past 4:00 a.m., at which point all of those still standing promptly made their way to the penthouse for the after-after-party. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Broadway’s Brightest Partied Until Dawn at The Carlyle on Tonys Night," 11 June 2018 As angry citizens gather in the streets, some of L.A’s most notorious criminals retire to the penthouse of an old hotel that’s been repurposed as a hospital. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Hotel Artemis Wastes Its Cult-Classic Potential," 8 June 2018 Barbara, nearly blind at 66, died bedridden and alone of a heart attack in 1979 in the penthouse of The Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Stephanie Mansfield, Town & Country, "Inside the World's Richest Rivalry: Doris Duke and Barbara Hutton," 26 Apr. 2017 Meanwhile, in the penthouse upstairs, or perhaps on social media, people appear to be having the most glorious time. Jen Doll, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Does It Feel Like Everyone Has More Money Than You?," 12 Feb. 2019 Their concept for the label surrounded two women living in a penthouse. Lindzi Scharf, latimes.com, "Attico designers take inspiration from 'Grey Gardens' as they build on their 'modern vintage' approach," 12 July 2018 Alone in the penthouse The Beatles have spent 132 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart – by far, the most of any artist. John Harrington And Charles Stockdale, USA TODAY, "50 fascinating facts you may not know about The Beatles," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of penthouse

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for penthouse

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

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The first known use of penthouse was in the 14th century

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penthouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of penthouse

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

penthouse

noun
pent·​house | \ ˈpent-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce penthouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of penthouse

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

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