apartment

noun
apart·ment | \ ə-ˈpärt-mənt \
plural apartments

Definition of apartment 

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

2 : a building containing several individual apartments

3 British : a large and impressive room or set of rooms usually plural Assured that the Queen and Prince Philip had retired to bed, Mr Hillyard tried to pass through the Royal apartments as the train left Aberdeen on its journey to London. —Jonathan Petre

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Other words from apartment

apartmental \ə-ˌpärt-ˈmen-tᵊl \ adjective

Synonyms for apartment

Synonyms

digs, lodgings, suite, tenement

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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

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Sharif's son-in-law is currently serving his one-year prison sentence on the same charge, which stems from the purchase of luxury apartments in Britain that the court said were bought with illegally acquired money. NBC News, "More than 100 people killed in Pakistan election violence," 14 July 2018 Based in Plainview, N.Y., Renaissance Downtowns is involved in a mammoth project in the New York City suburb of New Rochelle to build more than 5,000 apartments as well as hotel rooms, office and commercial space. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "3 firms compete to develop state-owned site in Tinley Park," 13 July 2018 Police are working to determine if a Wednesday night shooting at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex is connected to a triple shooting at the same complex last month. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "Police investigate second shooting at SW Atlanta apartments in 2 months," 13 July 2018 The Centric Gateway apartments in uptown Charlotte were sold this month for $68.75 million, developer Dominion Realty Partners said. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "A multimillion-dollar deal shows why Charlotte’s apartment boom is still going strong," 13 July 2018 Two apartment developments in the South End are poised to move forward after winning approval from the Boston Planning & Development Agency Thursday evening. Tim Logan, BostonGlobe.com, "Two South End apartment complexes, including a ‘millennial resort,’ win approval," 13 July 2018 Sharif's son-in-law is currently serving his one-year prison sentence on the same charge, which stems from the purchase of luxury apartments in Britain that the court said were bought with illegally gotten money. Fox News, "Pakistan readies for disgraced ex-PM Sharif's return from UK," 13 July 2018 Sharif’s son-in-law is currently serving his one-year prison sentence on the same charge, which stems from the purchase of luxury apartments in Britain that the court said were bought with illegally acquired money. Zaheer Babar And Abdul Sattar, USA TODAY, "At least 74 people killed in Pakistan election violence," 13 July 2018 Cohen’s new 19th-floor apartment is 2,697 square feet, with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "WSJ: Michael Cohen Buys $6.7 Million Tribeca Apartment," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of apartment

circa 1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for apartment

French appartement, from Italian appartamento

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Phrases Related to apartment

in-law apartment

mother-in-law apartment

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The first known use of apartment was circa 1645

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apartment

noun

English Language Learners 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

apartment

noun
apart·ment | \ ə-ˈpärt-mənt \

Kids Definition of apartment

: a room or set of rooms rented as a home

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