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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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apartment building was in 1845

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“Apartment building.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apartment%20building. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

apartment building

: a building containing several individual apartments

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