con·​do ˈkän-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce condo (audio)
plural condos
: condominium sense 3: such as
: a unit in a multiunit structure (such as an apartment building) or on land owned in common (such as a town house complex)
He lives with his wife … in a really great condo with a really great view of Boston Harbor.Wendy Wasserstein
: a building containing condominiums
Pastel condos dot the hills, and chili stores and sweet "shoppes" line the main drag.Ted Fishman

Examples of condo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sales of existing condos were up 23% in February while existing house sales rose 15%. Jonathan Lansner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2024 Designed by the architecture firm KPF and dubbed 520 Fifth, the boutique skyscraper has just launched sales of its 100 condos. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2024 On June 12, 1994, Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman were found stabbed to death in the courtyard of Nicole's Brentwood, California, condo. Jessica Sager, Peoplemag, 11 Apr. 2024 One buyer bought three condos, two other buyers each bought two condos, and two other people each bought one unit. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 9 Apr. 2024 But now, nearby West Palm Beach is undergoing a seismic shift, as condos with prices at nearly $5,500 per square foot are going up along the Intracoastal Waterway. Beth Landman, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Apr. 2024 The fence blocked off a walkway behind a quarter-mile stretch of beachfront condos in Santa Cruz County. Caroline Petrow-Cohen, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024 The Trump family recently secured the right from local city officials to build as many as five high-rise buildings with a total of 1,410 condos and villas at the Trump Doral resort. Eric Lipton, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Compared with the owners of co-ops and condos, the owners of rental buildings pay much higher taxes. Camille Baker, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'condo.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of condo was in 1964

Dictionary Entries Near condo

Cite this Entry

“Condo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


con·​do ˈkän-dō How to pronounce condo (audio)
plural condos

More from Merriam-Webster on condo

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!