What does apartment mean?

Definitions for apartmentəˈpɑrt mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word apartment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apartment, flat(noun)

    a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house


  1. Apartment(n.)

    A room or suite of rooms in a building comprising a dwelling unit separate from others in the building, and typically having its own separate bath, sanitary, and kitchen facilities. Such apartments are in most cases rented from the owner by those dwelling in them.

  2. Origin: [F. appartement; cf. It. appartamento, fr. appartare to separate, set apart; all fr. L. ad + pars, partis, part. See Apart.]


  1. apartment(Noun)

    A complete domicile occupying only part of a building.

    apartment dwellers

  2. apartment(Noun)

    A suite of rooms within a domicile, designated for a specific person or persons and including a bedroom.

  3. apartment(Noun)

    A division of an enclosure that is separate from others; a compartment

  4. Origin: appartement; compare with Italian appartamento, from appartare; all from ad + pars 'part'. See apart.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apartment(noun)

    a room in a building; a division in a house, separated from others by partitions

  2. Apartment(noun)

    a set or suite of rooms

  3. Apartment(noun)

    a compartment

  4. Origin: [F. appartement; cf. It. appartamento, fr. appartare to separate, set apart; all fr. L. ad + pars, partis, part. See Apart.]


  1. Apartment

    An apartment or flat in British English is a self-contained housing unit that occupies only part of a building. Such a building may be called an apartment building, apartment house, block of flats, tower block, high-rise or, occasionally mansion block, especially if it consists of many apartments for rent. In Scotland it is often called a tenement, which has a pejorative connotation elsewhere. Apartments may be owned by an owner/occupier by leasehold tenure or rented by tenants. The term apartment is favored in North America, whereas the term flat is commonly, but not exclusively, used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong and most Commonwealth nations. In Malaysian English, flat often denotes a housing block of lesser quality meant for lower-income groups, while apartment is more generic and may also include luxury condominiums. This usage has also been appearing in British English where apartment is used to denote expensive 'flats' in exclusive and expensive residential areas in, for example, parts of London such as Belgravia and Hampstead.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apartment

    a-pärt′ment, n. a separate room in a house occupied by a particular person or party: (arch.) a suite or set of such rooms—now in this sense the pl.: (obs.) a compartment.—adj. Apartment′al. [Fr. appartement, a suite of rooms forming a complete dwelling, through Low L., from L. ad, and partīre, to divide—pars, a part.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apartment' in Nouns Frequency: #1884


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apartment in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apartment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Nicolas Maduro:

    I've approved an apartment for you Marleny.

  2. Madalena Mosna:

    Eighty people ca n’t fit in that apartment.

  3. Anthony Anzaldo:

    No alcohol was found in her apartment, no illegal drugs.

  4. Svetlana Suvorova:

    At least now we have hope that we will not lose the apartment.

  5. Resident Jan Johnson:

    We screamed and we ran back into the apartment and shut the door.

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