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I seemed to belong to three countries: I had an apartment in Paris, a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall, I moved to London.
Leslie Caron

Meaning of "apartment" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD APARTMENT

From French appartement, from Italian appartamento, from appartare to set on one side, separate.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF APARTMENT

apartment  [əˈpɑːtmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APARTMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Apartment is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES APARTMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

apartment

Apartment

An apartment or a flat 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 and also is the preferred term in Ireland. The term flat is commonly, but not exclusively, used in the United Kingdom, 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.

Definition of apartment in the English dictionary

The definition of apartment in the dictionary is 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APARTMENT


adjustment
əˈdʒʌstmənt
allotment
əˈlɒtmənt
appointment
əˈpɔɪntmənt
assortment
əˈsɔːtmənt
commitment
kəˈmɪtmənt
compartment
kəmˈpɑːtmənt
comportment
kəmˈpɔːtmənt
department
dɪˈpɑːtmənt
disappointment
ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt
enactment
ɪnˈæktmənt
excitement
ɪkˈsaɪtmənt
fitment
ˈfɪtmənt
investment
ɪnˈvɛstmənt
mistreatment
ˌmɪsˈtriːtmənt
ointment
ˈɔɪntmənt
pretreatment
priːˈtriːtmənt
recruitment
rɪˈkruːtmənt
statement
ˈsteɪtmənt
treatment
ˈtriːtmənt
understatement
ˌʌndəˈsteɪtmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APARTMENT

apagogic
apagogical
apagogically
apanage
apanaged
aparejo
apart
apart from
apartheid
aparthotel
apartment block
apartment building
apartment complex
apartment house
apartmental
apartments
apartness
apatetic
apathetic
apathetical

WORDS THAT END LIKE APARTMENT

advertisement
capital investment
contentment
cost-of-living adjustment
education department
enlistment
fire department
foreign investment
graphic design department
heat treatment
indictment
Justice Department
one-room apartment
police department
power of appointment
resentment
sales department
service department
State Department
studio apartment
the treatment

Synonyms and antonyms of apartment in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «APARTMENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «apartment» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of apartment

Translation of «apartment» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APARTMENT

Find out the translation of apartment to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of apartment from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «apartment» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

公寓住宅
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

apartamento
570 millions of speakers

English

apartment
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपार्टमेंट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَقَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

квартира
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apartamento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কামরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

appartement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Apartmen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wohnung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アパート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아파트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apartemen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

căn hộ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அபார்ட்மெண்ட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अपार्टमेंट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

apartman
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

appartamento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mieszkanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

квартира
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apartament
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαμέρισμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

woonstel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lägenhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

leilighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of apartment

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APARTMENT»

The term «apartment» is very widely used and occupies the 3.577 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APARTMENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «apartment» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «apartment» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about apartment

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10 QUOTES WITH «APARTMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word apartment.
1
Jim Bakker
I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up.
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Bryan Batt
I always wanted to be an actor, but I always loved design, and growing up in New Orleans there was such great style, great architecture. I would decorate my little apartment in New York over and over again, because it only had a couple of rooms. And I did it for friends and family on the side just for fun.
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Kylie Bax
I like to walk around my apartment naked. I like sitting around in the nude watching sports, actually.
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Erich Bergen
I've been performing since I was very little, about three years old. I was inspired at first by the MTV artists of the '80s and started putting on 'shows' in the apartment, most of them set to Michael Jackson's 'Bad' album. In my mind, there was a full lighting rig behind me... but it was just a couch.
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Hamish Bowles
After student years of flat-sharing and living with other people's taste, I went into decorating overdrive when I acquired my first apartment - its floor plan not much bigger than the vintage Hermes scarves I then wore side-knotted on my head, pirate-style.
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Leslie Caron
I seemed to belong to three countries: I had an apartment in Paris, a house in Hollywood, and when I married British theater director Peter Hall, I moved to London.
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Claire Coffee
Alien abduction movies are always the scariest; no matter how cheesy they are, they still scare me for a week. I live by myself in my apartment, and I don't worry about intruders or robbery; I mostly worry about alien abduction or evil, mean ghosts.
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Cy Coleman
Someone skipped on the rent and they left behind a huge upright piano, which got moved into our apartment so the other apartment could get rented out. I took to it and started playing.
9
Dana Davis
My idea of working out is going upstairs in my apartment.
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Jenna Dewan
Every hotel room, every apartment we rent, I am sage-ing. And I have crystals that I travel with. It just makes me feel better.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APARTMENT»

Discover the use of apartment in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to apartment and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces
Full of bold, vibrant photos, an extensive resource section, and hundreds of big ideas for small spaces, this book proves that there are no limits on how spacious and how cool your first apartment can feel. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kyle Schuneman, Heather Summerville, 2012
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The Apartment Book: A Day in Five Stories
Illustrates a day in the life of an apartment building by showing activities going on in different units at various times between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.
Leo Hartas, Richard Platt, 1995
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Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure
Here is an eight-step process that includes: A therapeutic questionnaire to help you get in touch with your personal taste and diagnose your home’s physical, emotional, and energy flow issues A prescription with recommendations for each ...
Maxwell Ryan, 2008
4
The Apartment
The Apartment, the astonishing first novel by Greg Baxter, is a tale of war and peace, friendship and aloneness.
Greg Baxter, 2012
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Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces
The creator of the top design website Apartment Therapy shares creative strategies for making the most out of small spaces, providing coverage of how to add comfort and style for a range of needs.
Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, 2010
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Apartment Stories: City and Home in Nineteenth-century Paris ...
But what of the city's homes? In the course of answering this question, "Apartment Stories" provides a singular and radically new framework for understanding the urban and the domestic.
Sharon Marcus, 1999
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Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen Cookbook: 100 + Great ...
My Apartment Has a Kitchen ▽ If you want to halve a recipe that calls for 1 egg, use 1 medium egg. If you're doubling a recipe that calls for 1 egg, you could either use 2 eggs or 1 extra-large or jumbo egg. Should I Blindly Trust My Oven?
Kevin Mills, Nancy Mills, 2006
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Zenana: Everyday Peace in a Karachi Apartment Building
A rare, intimate glimpse into the daily lives of middle-class women in urban Pakistan
Laura A. Ring, 2006
9
The Apartment Book: Smart Decorating for Spaces Large and Small
A decorating handbook for apartment dwellers explains how to transform large or small spaces into a home that reflects one's taste and personality, combining nearly three hundred full-color photographs, floor plans, informational sidebars, ...
Carol Spier, 2007
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How to Buy and Sell Apartment Buildings
In this bestselling guide, the Volluccis’ simple, step-by-step program shows you how to become a real estate millionaire just like they did.
Eugene E. Vollucci, Stephen Vollucci, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APARTMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term apartment is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bedside candle to blame for apartment fire
Firefighters in Dayton battle flames from an apartment building in the 100 block of Santa Clara Avenue on July 6. (Jarod Thrush/Staff) ... «WHIO, Jul 15»
2
Developer blocked from moving into apartment — for 16 years
He bought the Manhattan apartment space for more than $2 million in 1999 — and is still waiting to move in! Prominent real estate developer ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
3
Man shot to death inside DeKalb apartment
DeKalb County Police said the victim invited the suspects into his apartment. At some point, the suspects shot the victim, then left. The victim's ... «WXIA-TV, Jul 15»
4
Help! My old apartment building is so damn hot
Q. I live in an old 1920s apartment with great light and a southern exposure. Because of its age, the insulation has all rotted out, so the thick plaster walls heat up ... «Grist, Jul 15»
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Family Displaced After San Pedro Apartment Fire; Investigation Into …
Investigators were trying to determine if a fire that ripped through a San Pedro apartment on Sunday, displacing a family, was intentionally set ... «KTLA, Jul 15»
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Neighbor: Dallas man found bound and killed in apartment
A neighbor told News 8 he discovered his neighbor dead inside a third-floor apartment with his hands tied behind his head and all the furniture ... «WFAA, Jul 15»
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Mother says mold in apartment is making child sick
Ethaca Truitt says she has been complaining about the apartment to management at Sonoma Ridge for months. She says they won't let her out ... «WSB Atlanta, Jul 15»
8
Madison-area apartment construction still booming
This is the living room of a model apartment at Domain, a new, 12-story, luxury apartment tower in Downtown Madison that opened to its first ... «Madison.com, Jul 15»
9
Hot rental market drives apartment deals
On the flip side, more builders are turning their eye to apartment ... Properties is taking a second stab at a $37 million apartment project. «Knoxville News Sentinel, Jul 15»
10
Apartment Building With Staircase Death Had Earlier Collapse
A falling staircase that killed a tenant at a Northern California apartment building was due to be repaired after another set of steps collapsed a ... «NBC Bay Area, Jul 15»

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