apartment

Definitions

  • A Doll's Apartments
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n apartment a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Exterior View of Six Apartment Dry Kilns Exterior View of Six Apartment Dry Kilns
A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house
"Each sits apart, enwrapped in voiceless gloom." "Each sits apart, enwrapped in voiceless gloom."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hawaii officially became apart of the US on June 14, 1900.
    • Apartment A compartment.
    • Apartment A room in a building; a division in a house, separated from others by partitions.
    • Apartment A room or suite of rooms in a building comprising a dwelling unit separate from others in the building, and typically having its own separate bath, sanitary, and kitchen facilities. Such apartments are in most cases rented from the owner by those dwelling in them.
    • Apartment A set or suite of rooms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand, or attempted to do so (apart from bones).
    • n apartment A room in a building; a division in a house separated from others by partitions.
    • n apartment plural A suite or set of rooms; specifically, a suite of rooms assigned to the use of a particular person, party, or family.
    • n apartment A flat (which see).
    • n apartment A compartment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Pennsylvania: "Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes."
    • n Apartment a-pärt′ment a separate room in a house occupied by a particular person or party: :
    • n Apartment a-pärt′ment (arch.) a suite or set of such rooms—now in this sense the pl.
    • n Apartment a-pärt′ment (obs.) a compartment
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Quotations

  • David Hare
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    “Some people carry their heart in their head and some carry their head in their heart. The trick is to keep them apart yet working together.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?”
  • E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings
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    “I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.”
  • Vance Havner
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    “If we don't come apart; we will come apart.”
  • Judith Guest
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    “Two separate, distinct personalities, not separate at all, but inextricably bound, soul and body and mind, to each other, how did we get so far apart so fast?”
  • Diogenes Laertius
    Diogenes Laertius
    “The market is a place set apart where men may deceive each other”

Idioms

Poles apart - When two people or parties have an opinion or point of view that is as far apart as they could possibly be, they are poles apart.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. appartement,; cf. It. appartamento, fr. appartare, to separate, set apart; all fr. L. ad, + pars, partis, part. See Apart
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. appartement, a suite of rooms forming a complete dwelling, through Low L., from L. ad, and partīre, to divide—pars, a part.

Usage

In literature:

He went up the steps, passed by his own apartment, and climbed on up to the apartment of Inspector Jordan and his daughter Eleanore.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Wilhelmine returned to her apartment.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
After getting back to the apartment, Orme's first thought was to telephone to Bessie Wallingham.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
The Revolutionary role of the Conciergerie is a thing apart from the purport of this book, hence is not further referred to.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
AMONG the occurrences of the year, apart from the tale he was writing, the birth of his fourth child and second son has been briefly mentioned.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
An apartment built below, on the platform-deck, for keeping the carpenter's stores and spare tools in.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
These seeds should be planted at least an inch apart in the drill and the drills, twelve to fifteen inches apart.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
One day, as usual, he sought his betrothed, the Princess Handa, in her apartments.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
Opera singers were truly a race apart.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
Casualties inflicted by supporting artillery are not probable until the opposing infantry lines are less than 200 yards apart.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
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In poetry:

This gentle-born couple
Lived and died apart.
Water will not mix with oil,
Nor vain with careless heart.
"Vain And Careless" by Robert Graves
Full moon rising on the waters of my heart,
Lakes and moon and fires,
Cloine tires,
Holding her lips apart.
"Evening Song" by Jean Toomer
The firelight flamed and flickered,
The embers fell apart,
I woke to empty silence,
With sorrow at my heart.
"Himself" by Alice Guerin Crist
Bleak is the night and long
While slumber waits apart,
Refusing this lone heart,
These lips forlorn of song.
"Before Dawn" by Clark Ashton Smith
I shall stand, a year apart,
Wondering, and shy,
Thinking, "Here she broke her heart;
Here she pled to die."
"Paths" by Dorothy Parker
Then Martha, wearied with her day,
Rested her apart;
But Mary knelt on at His feet
And fed His hungry heart.
"House Of Lazarus" by Edith Mirick

In news:

Why Europe's Best Chance for Survival Is to Break Apart .
The Hartford Will Break Apart , Raising Questions About Jobs.
Entertainment Centers Recalled For Break-Apart Hazard.
NHL rejects proposal from players union, talks break off with 'no progress,' as sides remain 'far apart'.
Consumerism may have created a short-lived age of prosperity, but the "externalized" costs are tearing apart ecosystems and unique life forms that may soon be lost forever.
Nathaniel Lowndes says customer service sets his computer support business apart.
Firefighters revive man found not breathing in apartment fire.
Firefighters responded to two apartment fires early Thursday, including one during which they revived a man.
Exterior of the apartment where the stabbing occurred.
Two Albany men were robbed shortly before midnight Wednesday at 2415 Brierwood Drive after armed men burst into their apartment.
Rival debt plans aren't so far apart, but brinkmanship continues.
Drinks coffee while sitting on her porch with her dog Little Britches at her apartment in Sturgis, Ky. Bivins was injected with steroids at St Mary Sugricare in Evansville, Ind.
Two people were charged after a search warrant was served at an apartment in the Cherry Lane apartments.
It took 50 firefighters from five departments to contain an Oct 5 apartment fire at the Island Club Apartments.
When I first moved to California, I had the choice of renting a 700 square foot apartment for $650 per month and an 850 square foot apartment for $550 per month.
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In science:

But apart from that we are going to discuss even more severe problems of the above proposal, now.
Fine-Tuning of the Cosmological Constant in Brane Worlds
With more detailed modelling it will be possible to convert the limit on the subharmonic amplitude into a constraint on how far apart the spots have to be.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
Apart from the function argument this definition is the same as Definition 4.1 for the derivative of an ”ordinary” bicomplex function of the variable p = (a, b).
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
Thus, in 3D, below the freezing temperature, the ergodic components lie far apart from each other, and the same interstate overlap q0 .
Random Heteropolymer Dynamics
Apart from the size of the kernel, several other interesting quantities attached to graphs behave rather simply under leaf removal.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
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