What is apartment?

  • (noun): A suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house.
    Synonyms: flat


An apartment (in American English) or flat (common in British English) is a self-contained housing unit (a type of residential real estate) that occupies only part of a building. Such a building may be called an apartment building, apartment house (in American English), block of flats, tower block, high-rise or, occasionally mansion block (in British English), especially if it consists of many apartments for rent. Apartments may be owned by an owner/occupier by leasehold tenure or rented by tenants (two types of housing tenure).

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Some articles on apartment:

Florence Deshon - Death
... Deshon was found unconscious on the third floor of her apartment building at 120 West Eleventh Street ... Deshon's apartment had been subleased from Doris Stevens, who was married to Dudley Field Malone ... One theory contended she had recently argued with a friend who came to her apartment ...
Ducal Palace, Mantua - Domus Nova
... was renovated, creating the current Appartamento Ducale ("Ducal Apartment"), under the design of Cremonese artist and architect Antonio Maria Viani, who ... Nuova is a corridor built in 1778 by Giuseppe Piermarini to connect the Guastalla apartment to the Ducal apartment ... huge Sala degli Arcieri ("Room of the Archers"), once housing the apartment of Duke Vincenzo ...
Cooky Puss
... This money was then used to rent an apartment at 59 Chrystie Street in Chinatown, New York City ... This apartment was not only used as a place to live, but also as a place for the group to rehearse and record ... The apartment was remembered in "59 Chrystie Street", a song on 1989's Paul's Boutique LP ...
Hungarian Noun Phrase - Positional Suffixes
... Interior Surface Adjacency Static position -ban/-ben in lakásban in the flat/apartment -on/-en/-ön/-n on lakáson on the flat/apartment -nál/-nél by, at lakásnál by/at ...

Famous quotes containing the word apartment:

    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.
    Jim Bakker (b. 1940)

    Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The difference of the English and Irish character is nowhere more plainly discerned than in their respective kitchens. With the former, this apartment is probably the cleanest, and certainly the most orderly, in the house.... An Irish kitchen ... is usually a temple dedicated to the goddess of disorder; and, too often, joined with her, is the potent deity of dirt.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)