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

But there are some concerns about the size of the apartment building, as plans call for some parts to be four stories. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Proposed senior apartment development in Menomonee Falls could include a fitness center, pool and dog wash," 16 Sep. 2019 There’s a piece of land on Summer Street in the Seaport District that was supposed to be the site of an apartment building, bringing hundreds of housing units to a part of town that’s still finding its bearings as a residential neighborhood. BostonGlobe.com, "There’s a piece of land on Summer Street in the Seaport District that was supposed to be the site of an apartment building, bringing hundreds of housing units to a part of town that’s still finding its bearings as a residential neighborhood.," 14 Sep. 2019 To our right was a wall of narrow three- and four-story apartment buildings, each with a business on the ground floor. Dan Kois, The New Yorker, "How I Learned to Cycle Like a Dutchman," 13 Sep. 2019 Some of them, Johnson said, live in a Noble Road apartment building, the top of which is visible from the garden, tucked closely between two homes. cleveland.com, "Residents work to restore vandalized Cleveland Heights community garden," 6 Sep. 2019 Small office and apartment buildings, which don’t need to squeeze every bit of efficiency out of their elevators, tend to use this simple approach. Jesse Dunietz, Popular Mechanics, "The Hidden Science of Elevators," 2 Sep. 2019 There’s an aimless subplot involving a neighbor in Arthur’s apartment building, played by Zazie Beetz, in an underdeveloped role. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Joker Wants to Be a Movie About the Emptiness of Our Culture. Instead, It’s a Prime Example of It," 31 Aug. 2019 But there is a tacit agreement not to engage with discussions about the inadequate cladding on the apartment building, overseen by the local council, which made the fire so lethal. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Could Fly Commercial—But It Won't Stop the Backlash," 22 Aug. 2019 The property that once housed a Saks Fifth Avenue store in downtown Highland Park could be redeveloped into a five-story apartment building, under an early proposal from the development team behind the Albion at Highland Park. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Developer wants to build apartments at site of former Saks Fifth Avenue in Highland Park," 22 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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