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A condominium, or condo, is the form of housing tenure and other real property where a specified part of a piece of real estate (usually of an apartment house) is individually owned while use of and access to common facilities in the piece such as hallways, heating system, elevators, exterior areas is executed under legal rights associated with the individual ownership and controlled by the association of owners that jointly represent ownership of the whole piece.

condo n : one of the dwelling units in a condominium [syn: {condominium}]

condo \con"do\ n. one of the units in a condominium. Syn: condominium. [WordNet 1.5]


penthouse n : an apartment located on the top floors of a building

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Lean-to \Lean"-to`\, n. 1. (Arch.) A shed or slight building placed against the wall of a larger structure and having a single-pitched roof; -- called also {penthouse}, and {to-fall}. [1913 Webster] The outer circuit was covered as a lean-to, all round this inner apartment. --De Foe. [1913 Webster] 2. A crude, usually temporary shelter comprising a lean-to roof braced against any convenient support, as a wall, a tree or a pole. The roof may extend all the way to the ground. [PJC]

Penthouse \Pent"house`\, a. Leaning; overhanging. ``Penthouse lid.'' --Shak. ``My penthouse eyebrows.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Penthouse \Pent"house`\, n. [A corruption of pentice.] A shed or roof sloping from the main wall or building, as over a door or window; a lean-to. Also figuratively. ``The penthouse of his eyes.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • condo: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • condo: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • penthouse: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • penthouse: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • penthouse: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • penthouse: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • penthouse: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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