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.
Recent Examples on the Web Surely, even the scuzziest apartment building can manage a kiosk to house a PC or two. Rax King, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Nov. 2021 The new apartment building would between the east bank of the Fox River and North Broadway, between Jake’s Bagels and the Aurora Township building. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 17 Nov. 2021 Thea, a 58-story skyscraper built in 2020 by Chinese developer Greenland USA as part of the Metropolis condo and hotel complex, became a 685-unit apartment building after the condo market proved too thin to support it. Roger Vincent Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2021 Perched on the roof of that 1927 apartment building was a relatively undistinguished structure — a pink stucco penthouse — that nevertheless commanded some of the most spectacular sight lines in Manhattan. Kim Velsey, Curbed, 11 Nov. 2021 The accountability agency's report stated that the target of the search warrant had previously been arrested and had a home address listed at an apartment building across the street and slightly south of Young's. NBC News, 11 Nov. 2021 Officers responded to the apartment building around 2:26 p.m. after a witness called about a dead body. Olivia Mitchell, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2021 A half-hour to the south, Krohn’s Jasko Development is embarking on its biggest undertaking yet in downtown New Britain, The Brit, a stylish six-story, 107-unit apartment building. Don Stacom, courant.com, 7 Nov. 2021 Parisien and Clements devised the plan through text messages six days before Grant was killed in the stairwell of his family’s apartment building, records show. Angie Dimichele, sun-sentinel.com, 26 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of apartment building

1845, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2021

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“Apartment building.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apartment%20building. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of apartment building

: 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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