- a building containing a number of residential apartments.
Origin of apartment house
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
Also called apartment building.
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Examples from the Web for apartment house
We will go down a couple of flights and out through the apartment-house.The Woman Gives
Now there cant be no apartment-house on two sides of the same street, kin they?Short Sixes
H. C. Bunner
She was not ashamed of the apartment-house she was living in now.
Fortunately another was lurking in the lee of the apartment-house.
At length he stopped one and named the apartment-house where Zada lived.