apartment house

  1. a building containing a number of residential apartments.

Origin of apartment house

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
  • Also called apartment building.

Words Nearby apartment house

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How to use apartment house in a sentence

  • And from that ran a concrete passage beside the apartment house out to the street one block below.

  • The New Yorker warmed a little, as an apartment-house furnace warms when the strawberry season begins.

    Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry
  • At a corner nearest to his apartment house the dogman turned down a side street, hoping for fewer witnesses to his ignominy.

    Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry
  • Or is it the excellent opportunity for social life offered by this convenient apartment-house that attracts?

    Roof and Meadow | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • After a short walk the old man led the way into a small apartment house, and up the stairs.

    To Him That Hath | Leroy Scott