What does apartment mean?

Definitions for apartment
əˈpɑrt məntapart·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apartment, flatnoun

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


  1. Apartmentnoun

    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.


  1. apartmentnoun

    A complete domicile occupying only part of a building.

    apartment dwellers

  2. apartmentnoun

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

  3. apartmentnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Apartmentnoun

    A part of the house allotted to the use of any particular person; a room; a set of rooms.

    Etymology: apartement, Fr.

    A private gallery ’twixt th’ apartments led,
    Not to the foe yet known. John Denham.

    Pale as death, despoil’d of his array,
    Into the queen’s apartment takes his way. John Dryden, Fables.

    The most considerable ruin is that on the eastern promontory, where are still some apartments left, very high and arched at top. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.


  1. Apartment

    Apartment is a song by American alternative rock band Young the Giant from their 2010 self-titled debut album. Written by the band and released as a single in 2012, it peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Two music videos for "Apartment" were filmed, and the song was remixed in 2011 by Captain Cuts.


  1. apartment

    An apartment is a self-contained housing unit which occupies only part of a larger building, typically on a single level. It can also be referred to as a flat in British English. An apartment is usually owned or rented for residential use, and can vary widely in terms of size, number of bedrooms, and amenities offered.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apartmentnoun

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

  2. Apartmentnoun

    a set or suite of rooms

  3. Apartmentnoun

    a compartment

  4. Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. apartment

    A type of structure and living space.

    My brother lives in a beautiful apartment with his future fiance.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of apartment in a Sentence

  1. Steven Wright:

    Last night somebody broke into my apartment and replaced everything with exact duplicates... When I pointed it out to my roommate, he said, 'Do I know you'

  2. Keith Graves:

    [She] is very rambunctious and has a lot of energy and she knows how to get out of the apartment – so she got out of the apartment and did what a 3-year-old does, play around, a kid is going to play outside, not have shoes on and so forth, so a child being not clean, that’s just natural.

  3. Mayor Charles Wax:

    Right here, on my right, is an example of one of our apartment buildings, there is not a single apartment building operating in this entire city, so all of these people who were renting these apartments are all displaced. They are somewhere. We don't know where, and we don't know when and or if they will return.

  4. Edith Frank:

    Our apartment is similar to the one on Ganghoferstrasse, only much smaller.

  5. Allison Jean:

    My life has not been the same, it's just been like a roller coaster.Guyger, who is white, testified that after working long hours on September 6, 2018, she returned to her Dallas County apartment complex. In uniform but off duty, she approached what she thought was her apartment. She noticed the door was partially open, saw a man inside who she believed to be an intruder, and fired her service weapon, killing him.How Botham Jeans mother is preparing to face the former police officer who killed her sonIn fact, she was at the apartment directly above hers -- which belonged to the 26-year-old Jean, who was black. Prosecutors said Jean had been on the couch in his shorts, watching TV and eating vanilla ice cream when Guyger walked in.Read MoreJurors deliberated for less than 24 hours before reaching the verdict. Guyger was booked into the North Tower Detention Center in Dallas Tuesday afternoon, according to the county website.Though the topic of race did not figure prominently in the trial itself, outside the courtroom, Jean's case had became a focal point in the national conversation on policing and the threat of violence people of color face in daily life.After the verdict, S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for Jean's family, called the murder conviction a.

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