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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


  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.

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. Ben Rejeb Price Joe Adelaide:

    I was coming home from work last night, and my girlfriend texted saying don't go home, something terrible happened, i had to go see; I couldn't help it. But I wasn't even allowed near my apartment because it's across the street from Bataclan and there were barricades.

  2. Soriya Cohen:

    It's almost like a mourning process or a shiva process that goes on and on and on, but yet you didn't have the funeral, i'm not even 100 % sure he is going to be found because they looked in his apartment and they only found his brother.

  3. The Six Million Dollar Man:

    After five years Lee Majors in 2015 . were still going strong, but the networks really started to dilute. That’s what networks do … [ But ] it was near 100 episodes and it was grueling. The hours were really, really long and I lived on the lot. I had an apartment there … And I just did n’t have a life for five years, and I was trying to maintain a marriage there with another popular girl.

  4. Zulfu Livaneli:

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

  5. Shirley Jones:

    I'm a good citizen and I'm going to obey, i'm going to hole up in my apartment and clean out my dresser.

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