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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The bulletin included the man’s address at a small apartment building in the 200 block of West James Street, across from Kent Station, Kasner said. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "During SWAT standoff, Kent man wanted by Seattle police fatally shoots himself," 18 Feb. 2019 Firefighters could be seen on the roof of a four-story brick apartment building around 3:30 p.m. Traffic was shut down on Washington Avenue. Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "Chelsea firefighters battle three-alarm fire," 22 June 2018 Thompson said the fire started in a brick apartment building at 232-238 South Marshall St. and quickly spread to a multifamily house at 240 South Marshall St. At least 50 firefighters were on the scene. Shawn R. Beals, courant.com, "Fire Severely Damages Two Residential Buildings In Hartford; No Injuries Reported," 9 June 2018 Because of the nature of the bulletin, Kent police contacted the Valley SWAT team, who surrounded the apartment building, Kasner said. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "During SWAT standoff, Kent man wanted by Seattle police fatally shoots himself," 18 Feb. 2019 At the apartment building, Ms. Brisbois said, the two entered arm-in-arm. WSJ, "JD.com Founder Faces Backlash at Home: ‘Behind the Law is Morality’," 22 Dec. 2018 According to a police report, police were called to Cameron Heights Apartments on White Oak Circle — where Klein lives — to investigate an intoxicated female at 2:30 a.m. June 21 after a vehicle drove onto the lawn of the apartment buildings. Adriana Ramirez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Menomonee Falls woman accused of driving under the influence with her newborn in the backseat," 27 June 2018 The woman told Harden about what happened, according to police, and Harden confronted Lloyd outside of the apartment building. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "2 Aurora men charged after argument, shooting: police," 23 June 2018 The facade of an apartment building in Ashkelon, Israel, damaged by a rocket fired from Gaza, on Nov. 13. Dov Lieber, WSJ, "Hamas Steps Back From All-Out War With Israel," 13 Nov. 2018

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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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