Penthouse meaning

pĕnt'hous'
The definition of a penthouse is an apartment, house or other accommodation that is located on the roof of a building.

An example of a penthouse is the expensive, exclusive, luxurious apartment on the 25th floor of a 25-story building that provides its occupant with an expansive view of the city.

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A shed or sloping roof attached to the side of a building or wall.
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The sloping roof that rises from the inner wall to the outer wall surrounding three sides of the court in court tennis, off which the ball is served.
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A small structure, esp. one with a sloping roof, attached to a larger building.
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A sloping roof, or, sometimes, an awning, etc. extending out from a wall or building.
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(dated or historical) An outhouse or other structure (especially one with a sloping roof) attached to the outside wall of a building.
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An apartment or suite on the top floor of a tall building, especially one that is expensive or luxurious.
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Any of the sloping roofs at the side of a real tennis court.
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Origin of penthouse

  • Alteration of Middle English pentis, pentace a shed attached to a wall of a building from Anglo-Norman pentiz penthouses from Old French apentiz penthouse from apent past participle of apendre to belong, depend from Medieval Latin appendere from Latin to hang, suspend append
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Anglo-Norman pentiz (“pentice"), from apendiz (“appentice"), ultimately from a suffixed form of Latin appendō (“I append").
    From Wiktionary