The definition of an apartment is a place where a person lives that may be part of a building containing other apartments.(noun)
An example of an apartment is a small group of rooms over the garage that a family rents out to their grown son.
See apartment in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr appartement < It appartamento < appartare, to separate < a, to + parte, part
See apartment in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French appartement
Origin: , from Italian appartamento
Origin: , from appartare, to separate
Origin: , from a parte, apart
Origin: : a, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-)
Origin: + parte, side (from Latin pars, part-; see part).
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