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1. A room or suite of rooms designed as a residence and generally located in a building occupied by more than one household.
2. An apartment building: a row of high-rise apartments.
3. A room.
4. apartments Chiefly British A suite of rooms within a larger building set aside for a particular purpose or person.

[French appartement, from Italian appartamento, from appartare, to separate, from a parte, apart : a, to (from Latin ad; see ad-) + parte, side (from Latin pars, part-; see part).]


1. (often plural) any room in a building, usually one of several forming a suite, esp one that is spacious and well furnished and used as living accommodation, offices, etc
a. another name (esp US and Canadian) for flat21
b. (as modifier): apartment building; apartment house.
[C17: from French appartement, from Italian appartamento, from appartare to set on one side, separate]


(əˈpɑrt mənt)

1. a room or a group of related rooms, usu. among similar sets in one building, having housekeeping facilities and used as a dwelling.
2. a building made up of such rooms; apartment house.
[1635–45; < French appartement < Italian appartamento]
a•part•men′tal (-ˈmɛn tl) adj.


1. 'flat'

In British English, a flat is a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a large building.

She lived in a tiny furnished flat near Sloane Square.
2. 'apartment'

In American English, a set of rooms like this is usually called an apartment.

It is a six-story building with 20 luxury two- and three-bedroom apartments.
3. 'block of flats'

In British English, a large building containing flats is usually called a block of flats.

The building was pulled down to make way for a block of flats.
4. 'apartment block' and 'apartment building'

In American English, and sometimes in British English, it is called an apartment building or an apartment block.

He lives on the ninth story of an apartment block on Charlesgate East.
Several apartment buildings were destroyed in the fire.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apartment - a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment houseapartment - a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
apartment building, apartment house - a building that is divided into apartments
bedsit, bedsitter, bedsitting room - a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)
cold-water flat - an apartment without modern conveniences
duplex apartment, duplex - an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase
efficiency apartment - a furnished apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom
flatlet - a tiny flat
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
kitchenette - small kitchen
maisonette, maisonnette - a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside
penthouse - an apartment located on the top floors of a building
railroad flat - an apartment whose rooms are all in a line with doors between them
studio apartment, studio - an apartment with a living space and a bathroom and a small kitchen
rooms, suite - apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)
walk-up, walk-up apartment - an apartment in a building without an elevator


1. (U.S.) flat, room, suite, compartment, penthouse, crib She has her own apartment and her own car.
2. rooms, quarters, chambers, accommodation, living quarters the private apartments of the Prince of Wales at St James's Palace
شقةشَقَّةشَقَّة سَكَنِيَّهغُرْفَة في شَقَّة سَكَنِيَّهغُرْفَة مُسْتَأجَرَه
아파트아파트식 주거지
căn hộ


A. N
1. (US) (= flat) → piso m, departamento m (LAm)
2. (Brit) (= room) → cuarto m, aposento m (liter)
see also state
B. CPD apartment hotel N (US) → aparthotel m
apartment house N (US) → casa f de apartamentos


[əˈpɑːrtmənt] n (US)appartement m, logement mapartment building apartment block, apartment house (US) nimmeuble m, maison f divisée en appartementsapartment complex ncomplexe m immobilier


(Brit: = room) → Raum m
apartments pl (Brit: = suite of rooms) → Appartement nt
(esp US: = flat) → Wohnung f; apartment house or block or buildingWohnblock m


[əˈpɑːtmənt] n (esp Am) (flat) → appartamento (Brit) (room in palace) → sala


(əˈpaːtmənt) noun
1. a room, usually rented, in a private house.
2. a flat.
3. a single room in a house. a five-apartment house.


شَقَّة byt lejlighed Wohnung διαμέρισμα apartamento, departamento, piso asunto appartement stan appartamento アパート, フラット 아파트, 아파트식 주거지 appartement, flat leilighet mieszkanie apartamento квартира lägenhet แฟลต, อพาร์ตเมนต์ apartman dairesi, daire căn hộ 公寓, 公寓住宅