apartment house

Definitions

  • 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
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n apartment house a building that is divided into apartments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Apartment house A building comprising a number of lving units (apartments{4}) designed for separate housekeeping tenements, but having conveniences, such as heat, light, elevator service, etc., furnished in common; contrasted to a detached dwelling. Sometimes distinguished in the United States from a flat house, in which each living unit comprises one entire floor, whereas in an apartment house a floor may be partitioned into any number of apartments{4}.
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Usage

In literature:

He now knew that there was a secret apartment in the old house and a secret means of entrance and exit.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
In France, even in the eighteenth century, only the palaces and great houses had rooms especially set apart for dining-rooms.
"Furnishing the Home of Good Taste" by Lucy Abbot Throop
Is there nothing in the town or house, that you must intrude in numbers into a private apartment?
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
He rented a charming little suite of rooms, high up in a new apartment house, and begged Lynda to set them in order at once.
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
As luck would have it, that very night a big fire broke out in a crowded apartment house.
"An American Idyll" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
During the next sixteen years a room in each of their houses was set apart for him.
"Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.)" by Mrs. Hester Lynch Piozzi
An apartment-house is only an apartment-house; whereas the republic is the republic.
"Your United States" by Arnold Bennett
Mrs. Robinson lived on the east side of New York, in what is called an apartment house.
"The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City" by Laura Lee Hope
In every house a room is set apart and thoroughly cleansed for the wheat, which is laid out on large trays.
"Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago" by Hannah Trager
Surely there must be some place in the house for my luggage besides my private apartment.
"Tracy Park" by Mary Jane Holmes
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In poetry:

And one said, “This is Safi the Only,
Who lived in a planet below,
And housed him apart from his fellows,
A million of ages ago.
"Safi" by Henry Kendall
There are steeple-houses on every hand,
And pulpits that bless and ban,
And the Lord will not grudge the single church
That is set apart for man.
"In The "Old South"" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Yet so the vanished spell endures,
That this, our house, still, still is yours.
Here, spite of all these years apart,
I still can hold you to my heart!
"The Home-Coming" by Edith Nesbit
Everything becomes singular. A grave
awaits its owner at the churchyard.
Houses grow further apart from each other.
We look into the holes of the year.
"November" by Gerrit Achterberg
And the great doors opened wide apart
And a voice rang out from a glory of light,
"Make room, make room for a faithful heart
In the House of Love, to-night."
"Song" by Alfred Noyes
Thou cravest rest, and Rest for thee doth crave,
The white sheet folded down, white robe apart.—
Shame, Faithless! No, I do not mean the grave!
I mean Love's very house and hearth and heart.
"Life-Weary" by George MacDonald

In news:

Rooftop solar panels will provide domestic hot water and photovoltaic electricity for Neighborhood Housing Services of the South Shore's new apartment building at 45 Winter St in Quincy Point.
Greccio Housing has purchased two additional apartment complexes in Colorado Springs to benefit low- income community members.
Firefighters combat a spectacular Saturday morning fire at Lenhartsville Garage, which housed an automotive repair shop and second-floor apartment.
Back in Minnesota, he just moved out of his apartment: "I found a place where I can stay for free if I paint their house as a trade".
Wake-Up Call: Jail House (Apartment) Living.
Apartment House Fire Displaces 18 People.
"I would rather have the hospital behind my house than 300 apartments and a shopping center," one resident said.
Lead poisoning is declining among city children as landlords renovate apartments, builders add new housing units and health officials boost education and enforcement actions, experts say.
The Tudor-style main house sits on 3.4 acres with guest quarters, two staff apartments, a lake, a swimming pool and a tennis court.
Open the door to Gladys Divall's apartment on the seventh floor of the North Barre Manor elderly housing tower in Barre, and a diminutive woman greets you with a smile, stepping forward from her tidy kitchen.
Playing golf courses that have houses and apartments lining every hole can take a toll on your psyche.
Davis Property Group is proposing to relocate the historic Crabtree Jones House and build a 243-unit apartment complex just inside the Beltline off Wake Forest Road.
Some residents of Augusta's Maxwell House apartment complex say they can't endure the hourly ringing of bells from nearby Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
Perry and Peggy Stonebraker are retiring at the end of 2012, after 23 years of managing the Taylor Terrace apartment complex for the Elsberry Senior Housing Incorporated Board of Directors.
Opposition was over 70% against both higher-density detached houses and multifamily apartment buildings.
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In science:

When Kelvin tried to bring the house of physics in order, not only with regard to the time scale he gave Darwin for his theory of evolution, it was his opinion that apart from a few “clouds”, physics is an almost completed science.
The clouds of physics and Einstein's last query: Can quantum mechanics be derived from general relativity?
Apart from the standard SPATS sensors with steel housing two HADES type sensors have been deployed with the fourth SPATS string.
Sensor development and calibration for acoustic neutrino detection in ice
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