apartment building


Definition of apartment building

: a building containing separate residential apartments

called also apartment house

Examples of apartment building in a Sentence

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

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Dorian hit near the city of Halifax Saturday afternoon, ripping roofs off apartment buildings, toppling a huge construction crane and uprooting trees. Washington Post, "Dorian lashes east Canada at hurricane force most of Sunday," 9 Sep. 2019 The most dramatic housing measures either stalled or have been scaled back, including SB50, the attempt by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, to rezone transit corridors, job centers and wealthy suburbs for small to medium-size apartment buildings. Alexei Koseff, SFChronicle.com, "Backyard granny flats: California sees them as a housing-crisis solution," 6 Sep. 2019 Located next to Interstate 95, the more than 260-unit apartment building also would feature retail amenities open to the public as well as parking, according to the architects. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, "South Baltimore apartment building planned to connect Federal Hill and Port Covington," 30 Aug. 2019 The competition is supposed to take place sometime between Nov. 1 and March 31, when waves as high as apartment buildings attract surfers from around the world. Nico Savidge, The Mercury News, "Mavericks canceled: Organizers scrap iconic surf competition for fourth straight season," 30 Aug. 2019 Kavanagh said lawmakers also should consider reining in projects to convert entire apartment buildings into vacation rentals to lease on websites like Airbnb. Andrew Oxford, azcentral, "Ducey says Arizona lawmakers will revisit laws on short-term rentals after outcry in Sedona," 22 Aug. 2019 An apartment building that would be downtown Fort Worth's first new residential high rise in nearly 30 years could be back in play with some tax breaks from the city. Dallas News, "Tax incentives could kickstart Fort Worth's first new residential high-rise in 30 years," 21 Aug. 2019 In their statement, PETA also called for the humane removal of rodents from apartment buildings. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "A billboard in Baltimore calls Jared Kushner a 'rich pest.' It was put up by PETA," 20 Aug. 2019 Building on success Bowen made his bones developing apartment buildings and senior housing. oregonlive.com, "Betting on the Ritz: New downtown tower to offer record-breaking prices," 10 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of apartment building

1845, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of apartment building

US : a large building that has several or many apartments

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Kids Definition of apartment building

: a large building having several apartments

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