: a room or set of rooms fitted especially with housekeeping facilities and usually leased as a dwelling
Examples of APARTMENT
- 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
from Italian appartamento
First Known Use: 1641
Learn More About APARTMENT
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up apartment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).