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 Two days later, a group of people outside an apartment building in Brightwood Park refused to disperse. Washington Post, "As stay-at-home order is extended, D.C. police say enforcing social distanc...," 15 May 2020 Georgianna Inez Glose was born on Dec. 1, 1946, to Helen and Rudolph Glose, the descendants of Slovak immigrants who lived in Astoria, Queens, and worked as superintendents of an apartment building. Andrea Elliott, BostonGlobe.com, "Georgianna Glose, a nun and activist for the poor," 14 May 2020 Georgianna Inez Glose was born on Dec. 1, 1946, to Helen and Rudolph Glose, the descendants of Slovak immigrants who lived in Astoria, Queens, and worked as superintendents of an apartment building. Andrea Elliott, New York Times, "Georgianna Glose, a Nun and Activist for the Poor, Dies at 73," 12 May 2020 Detectives then learned Elia was at an apartment building in Spring Valley. Alyssa Stoney, azcentral, "2 men arrested in connection with Humboldt attempted shooting," 5 May 2020 According to Acevedo, Knox and the pilot were responding to a report of bodies in a bayou when the helicopter crashed near an apartment building in north Houston. Caroline Linton, CBS News, "Houston helicopter crash kills police officer who was son of city council member," 2 May 2020 In an apartment building on Summit Road in Roselawn, Johnson pulled a woman to the ground, dragged her and beat her about the face with his fists, according to court documents. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Court docs: Man charged in 7 theft incidents since March 8, frequents Oakley stores," 30 Apr. 2020 Even cooling off in the local park or on the front steps of an apartment building can be a risky move these days. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "Summer Presents Dangerous Choice: Swelter in Quarantine or Risk Contagion," 28 Apr. 2020 The dead man’s nurse was waiting in the hallway when Kim Zambito and Al Johnson stepped off the elevator on the third floor of an apartment building in Midwood, Brooklyn. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, "The Body Collectors of the Coronavirus Pandemic," 22 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of apartment building

1845, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2020

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“Apartment building.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apartment%20building. Accessed 29 May. 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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