apartment house



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

Historical Examples of apartment house

  • We will go down a couple of flights and out through the apartment-house.

    The Woman Gives

    Owen Johnson

  • 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.