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apartment house

a building containing a number of residential apartments.
Also called apartment building.
Origin of apartment house
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The taxicab was drawing up before an apartment house entrance.

    The Day of Days Louis Joseph Vance
  • The corridors of the apartment house were long, narrow, and white-walled.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • There is no apartment house superintendent to call on, no repairman just around the corner.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  • The old janitor was sweeping off the walk in front of the apartment house.

    The Brand of Silence Harrington Strong
  • There is a pretty house looking like a hotel, an apartment house,—very moderate since it only accommodates three families.

    A Little Girl of Long Ago Amanda Millie Douglas
  • She came to the middle of the block and ran up the steps of an apartment house.

    The Brand of Silence Harrington Strong

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