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3 definitions found
 for penultimate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Penultimate \Pe*nul"ti*mate\, a.
     Last but one; as, the penultimate syllable, the last syllable
     but one of a word.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Penultimate \Pe*nul"ti*mate\, n.
     The penult.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  penultimate
      adj 1: next to the last; "the author inadvertently reveals the
             murderer in the penultimate chapter"; "the figures in the
             next-to-last column" [syn: penultimate, next-to-last]
      n 1: the next to last syllable in a word [syn: penult,
           penultima, penultimate]

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