What does apartment mean?

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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

GCIDE

  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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. apartmentnoun

    A complete domicile occupying only part of a building.

    apartment dwellers

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

  2. apartmentnoun

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

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

  3. apartmentnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apartmentnoun

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

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

  2. Apartmentnoun

    a set or suite of rooms

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

  3. Apartmentnoun

    a compartment

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

Freebase

  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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    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. Mizanur Rahman Bhuiya:

    Acting on a tip-off, the Rapid Action Battalion arrested them from an apartment.

  2. Brenda Cartmel:

    At gyms and apartment complexes use of the tanning facilities may be unsupervised, when this is the case users could use the tanning facilities much more frequently than at a tanning salon, where use is generally restricted to twice a week, the more frequent the exposure, the greater the risk of skin cancer.

  3. Guo Jiaming:

    An apartment building is only heated when the central heating is turned on, old people like me can't stand this cold during the winter.

  4. Hani Mowafi:

    Many of these facilities were treating complex injuries with limited staff and resources in facilities that were converted schools and basements of apartment buildings.

  5. Jarrad Mears:

    We’ve heard from other residents that there was another resident who resided at that apartment months ago that did have a cobra in his possession and he was asked to leave.

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