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

And this has to be the cutest way of all to harness that power in a fun way: solar nightlights shaped like miniature homes, apartment buildings, and townhouses. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "It's So Easy to Build These Solar-Powered Nightlights," 13 Mar. 2019 About 170,000 vehicles use the Queensboro Bridge each day, passing by Larry Misrok’s apartment building, which sits at the entrance to one of the ramps. Caren Chesler, Popular Mechanics, "A Vision Quest," 6 Mar. 2019 Hadid was photographed exiting her car and heading into the front door of the NYC apartment building, wearing gray sweats and a peacoat. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Was Seen at Zayn Malik's Apartment After They Broke Up," 17 Jan. 2019 And in the markets that Ford is targeting — dense, urban — most people live in tall apartment buildings, or have mobility issues. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Ford’s self-driving cars are really good, but are they good enough to win?," 15 Nov. 2018 The Guild, though, is almost completely separate from the rest of the apartment building, with the sole exception being shared gym and pool spaces. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Guild Is Putting Luxury Hotel Rooms in Apartment Buildings," 9 Oct. 2018 The fire, which broke out in June 2017 and ripped through a 24-story apartment building, saw 72 people lose their lives with at least another 70 more seriously injured. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Supports Charity Cookbook for Victims of Grenfell Tragedy in Her First Solo Project as a Royal Family Member," 17 Sep. 2018 Blame it mostly on living in dense, thin-walled apartment buildings in Chicago, New York, and LA. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "ROLI Songmaker Kit mini-review: Rediscovering my musical roots with fancy new tech," 19 Aug. 2018 The four-story, 114-unit Riverwalk on the Falls apartment building overlooks the Menomonee River and Mill Pond. Tyler Langan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Thief takes $3,000 worth of copper wire from Riverwalk apartments in Menomonee Falls," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of apartment building

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of apartment building was in 1845

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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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