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apartment

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noun apart·ment \ə-ˈpärt-mənt\

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

Full Definition of apartment

  1. 1 :  a room or set of rooms fitted especially with housekeeping facilities and usually leased as a dwelling

  2. 2 :  a building containing several individual apartments

apart·men·talplay \ə-ˌpärt-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

Examples of apartment

  1. We lived in an apartment for several years before buying a house.

  2. <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

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Rhymes with apartment



APARTMENT Defined for Kids

apartment

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noun apart·ment \ə-ˈpärt-mənt\

Definition of apartment

  1. :  a room or set of rooms rented as a home





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