Simple Definition of apartment
: a usually rented room or set of rooms that is part of a building and is used as a place to live
: a large and impressive room or set of rooms
Examples of apartment in a sentence
We lived in an apartment for several years before buying a house.
<a spacious six-room apartment that occupies the entire upper floor of a two-family house>
Origin of apartment
French appartement, from Italian appartamento
First Known Use: 1641
APARTMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of apartment for Students
: a room or set of rooms rented as a home
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