apartment building

noun

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Choi was killed in his apartment building in the 300 block of Southeast 12th Avenue, which is in Portland’s Buckman neighborhood. oregonlive, "Neighbor arrested in fatal stabbing of Choi’s Kimchi co-founder Matt Choi," 19 Nov. 2020 My piano was overdue for a tuning in March, when my apartment building and the rest of New York City entered lockdown. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Why Do Pianists Know So Little About Pianos?," 12 Nov. 2020 In late June of 1995, Jodi Huisentruit, a young anchor at KIMT television in Mason City, Iowa, disappeared from the parking lot of her apartment building on the way to work, never to be seen again. Alec Sirken, CBS News, "Is the killer of an Iowa teen linked to missing news anchor Jodi Huisentruit?," 6 Nov. 2020 Deputies found Holmes lying in the parking lot of her apartment building. Michelle Hunter | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "After woman found strangled at Harvey apartment, ex-boyfriend wanted for murder: JPSO," 4 Nov. 2020 Their bodies were found by their apartment building’s maintenance man about 12 hours after they were killed. Amber Hunt, The Enquirer, "Backstory: 14 years later, killer still sought in shootings of Greg Haworth, Lora Davis," 22 Oct. 2020 Similar to digital contact tracing in democracies like South Korea, the Turkish government uses the information to pinpoint anyone that may have interacted with an infected person on a plane, at work, or in their apartment building. Katie Nadworny, National Geographic, "Turkey has been contact tracing for a century. That offers lessons and perils.," 15 Oct. 2020 For almost two weeks since clashes erupted, Siranush Bagdasaryan has been sheltering from the aerial bombardment with her disabled husband and teenage son in the basement of their apartment building in Nagorno-Karabakh’s largest city, Stepanakert. Ann M. Simmons, WSJ, "As Armenia and Azerbaijan Fight Over Nagorno-Karabakh, Civilians Pay the Price," 9 Oct. 2020 Has this corporate welfare made the nurse, or the teacher, or service worker in my apartment building any better off? baltimoresun.com, "Voter guide: Franca Muller Paz, City Council (12), Baltimore City," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of apartment building

1845, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Apartment building.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apartment%20building. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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apartment building

noun

English Language Learners Definition of apartment building

US : a large building that has several or many apartments

apartment building

noun

Kids Definition of apartment building

: a large building having several apartments

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