Meaning of “apartment” in the English Dictionary

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"apartment" in British English

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apartmentnoun

uk /əˈpɑːt.mənt/ us /əˈpɑːrt.mənt/

A2 [ C ] mainly US UK usually flat a set of rooms for living in, especially on one floor of a building:

I'll give you the keys to my apartment.
They have six luxury apartments for sale.
a holiday apartment
apartments [ plural ]

a set of large rooms with expensive furniture and decoration in, for example, a public building or castle:

The Royal Apartments are open to the public.

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  • They've got a fabulous apartment in the centre of Paris.
  • She divides her time between her apartment in New York and her cottage in Yorkshire.
  • I'll give you the keys to my apartment.
  • They can presumably afford to buy a bigger apartment.
  • They have six holiday apartments for sale.

(Definition of “apartment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"apartment" in American English

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apartmentnoun [ C ]

us /əˈpɑrt·mənt/ abbreviation apt., esp. Br flat

a set of rooms for living in that includes a kitchen and a bathroom:

They lived in a six-room apartment on the eighth floor.

An apartment is also an apartment building

(Definition of “apartment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"apartment" in Business English

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apartmentnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈpɑːtmənt/ us UK also flat

PROPERTY a set of rooms for living in that are part of a larger building and are usually all on one floor:

He rents an apartment near his workplace.
a one-bedroom/two-bedroom apartment
an apartment block/building/complex

(Definition of “apartment” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)