apartment | Definition of apartment in English with examples - infoAnew" /> apartment" /> apartment" /> apartment definition" /> apartment in a sentence" />

🤩 Discover new information from across the web

apartment definition


This page has 4 definitions of apartment in English. Apartment is a noun. Examples of how to use apartment in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: Apartment


Alternative forms

  • APT (The US Postal Service prefers this variant)
  • apt.


From French appartement, from Italian appartamento, from Spanish apartamiento (separation, seclusion). See apart.



apartment (plural apartments)

  1. (chiefly Canada, US) A complete domicile occupying only part of a building, especially one for rent; a flat.
    apartment dwellers
    • 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      I am Jonathan. I am in apartment B4. — I am in apartment C2.
  2. (archaic) A suite of rooms within a domicile, designated for a specific person or persons and including a bedroom.
    • 1726 October 28, [Jonathan Swift], “Mildendo, the Metropolis of Lilliput, Described, together with the Emperor’s Palace. []”, in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. [] [Gulliver’s Travels], volume I, London: [] Benj[amin] Motte, [], OCLC 995220039, part I (A Voyage to Lilliput):
      By this contrivance I got into the inmost court; and, lying down upon my side, I applied my face to the windows of the middle stories, which were left open on purpose, and discovered the most splendid apartments that can be imagined. There I saw the empress and the young princes in their several lodgings, with their chief attendants about them.
  3. (obsolete) A division of an enclosure that is separate from others; a compartment
    • 1883 April 23, Slawson v. Grand Street R. Co., 107 U.S. 649, 2 S.Ct. 663, 664,
      The specification described the ordinary fare-box used in street cars and omnibuses, consisting of two apartments, the one directly above the other.... [T]he passenger deposited his fare in an aperture in the top of the upper apartment. It fell upon and was arrested by a movable platform.... This platform turned on an axis acted on by a lever. When turned, the fare fell into the lower apartment, which was a receptacle for holding the fares accumulated....
  4. (computing, COM) A conceptual space used for separation in the threading architecture. Objects in one apartment cannot directly access those in another, but must use a proxy.


Derived terms



The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Dictionary:Entry layout § Translations.

See also