What does apartment mean?

Definitions for apartment
əˈpɑrt məntapart·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apartment, flat(noun)

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

GCIDE

  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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. apartment(Noun)

    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. apartment(Noun)

    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. apartment(Noun)

    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. Apartment(noun)

    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. Apartment(noun)

    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. Apartment(noun)

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Carol Mann:

    My view is that this is being done to discourage minorities from voting, these streets and these apartment complexes, and I can tell you having gone through all of them and knocking on doors in this area, are vastly majority African American.

  2. Mustafa Amin:

    There was an important reason why we decided to go through with our wedding which is that we had equipped and furnished our apartment completely, and perhaps it could have been inauspicious to postpone the celebration since we don't know when the crisis will end.

  3. Alexander Afendikov:

    I can't send a group of glass workers to a small private house when there's a big apartment block nearby, and you can turn on the heating there and move 100-300 people there.

  4. Carl Denaro today .:

    From 1993 on, I’ve been investigating and talking to law enforcement, anyone I could really to help me shed light on what happened, i was 100 percent, as I still am to this day, 100 percent sure other people were involved and David Berkowitz did n’t shoot me. David Berkowitz's apartment. ( Courtesy of NYPD) I don’t think a week goes by where I don’t get another piece of information that connects all the dots there that I already have. My hope, and even though it’s far-fetched, I hope someday to bring to justice the other people that were involved. I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but until the day I die, I ’m going to keep trying.

  5. Anchorman Pavel Lobkov:

    Things were probably even tougher then: We had no Internet, no Skype, no cellphones. I went live from war zones, so these comfortable surroundings of an apartment can hardly unsettle me.

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