apartment

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noun apart·ment \ə-ˈpärt-mənt\

Definition of apartment

  1. 1 :  a room or set of rooms fitted especially with housekeeping facilities and usually leased as a dwelling

  2. 2 :  a building containing several individual apartments

apartmental

play \ə-ˌpärt-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

Examples of apartment in a Sentence

  1. We lived in an apartment for several years before buying a house.

  2. a spacious six-room apartment that occupies the entire upper floor of a two-family house

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Origin and Etymology of apartment

French appartement, from Italian appartamento

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APARTMENT Defined for English Language Learners

apartment

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Definition of apartment for English Language Learners

  • : a usually rented room or set of rooms that is part of a building and is used as a place to live

  • : a large and impressive room or set of rooms


APARTMENT Defined for Kids

apartment

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noun apart·ment \ə-ˈpärt-mənt\

Definition of apartment for Students

  1. :  a room or set of rooms rented as a home



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