apartment house

apartment house

noun
a building containing a number of residential apartments.
Also called apartment building.


Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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apartment house

building containing more than one dwelling unit, most of which are designed for domestic use, but sometimes including shops and other nonresidential features.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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