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a·part·ment

 (ə-pärt′mənt)
n.
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).]

apartments

(əˈpɑːtmənts)
pl n
a suite of rooms in a grand residence such as a palace distinguished from any public rooms and designated for the use of a particular person or group
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They have been put in barrels and shipped to the cities where they will be eaten in apartments that are filled with books, magazines, furniture, and people.
His family lived in commodious apartments over the store, having an entrance on the side within the porte cochere.
A large cavity in the rock had been rudely fitted to answer the purposes of many apartments.
His home would include the home of the dead and buried wizard, and would thus afford the ghost of the latter a kind of privilege to haunt its new apartments, and the chambers into which future bridegrooms were to lead their brides, and where children of the Pyncheon blood were to be born.
This airy hall, therefore, over the Collector's apartments, remains unfinished to this day, and, in spite of the aged cobwebs that festoon its dusky beams, appears still to await the labour of the carpenter and mason.
Above was a huge court, with domed roof, the various apartments opening into it.
But the jailer said, "Come, boys, it is time to lock up"; and so they dispersed, and I heard the sound of their steps returning into the hollow apartments.
I was given the choicest suite of apartments in the castle, after the king's.
Certainly I had been accustomed to every luxury at Maple Grove; but I did assure him that two carriages were not necessary to my happiness, nor were spacious apartments.
Dashwood was upon the whole well satisfied; for though her former style of life rendered many additions to the latter indispensable, yet to add and improve was a delight to her; and she had at this time ready money enough to supply all that was wanted of greater elegance to the apartments.
I have just opened the window, to let in a little air and sunshine; for everything gets so damp in apartments that are seldom inhabited; the drawing-room yonder feels like a vault.
With great grumblings, the fellow rose, and preceded me in my ascent: we mounted to the garrets; he opened a door, now and then, to look into the apartments we passed.