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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British National Corpus

  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. Gilles Peress:

    In my apartment -- I live on the 17th floor -- I felt like the building was going to fall. Your mind played tricks on you. the beginning of the century was extremely chaotic and very, very intense and almost everybody was left disoriented in terms of what to think, what to do, what to feel.

  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. Orrin Hatch:

    And yet, Committee staff saw example after example of routine Amtrak Acela trips, black car service, and luxury apartment rentals when reviewing IRS employee travel vouchers, furthermore, the IRS made woefully insufficient efforts to reduce expenses in ways that would still allow employees to travel comfortably.

  4. Valentina Yermakova:

    We locked our apartment when we left. The looters wouldn't have been able to walk in, so they broke the door down, you go in and it's not that you want to cry, it's more that you get silent and numb from everything you see. The pain, it clenches inside you.

  5. Zulfu Livaneli:

    The government warned it would flatten Sur and build a new city in its place with apartment blocks and shopping malls.

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