Pronunciation: (u-pärt'munt),[key] —n. 1. a room or a group of related rooms, among similar sets in one building, designed for use as a dwelling.
2. a building containing or made up of such rooms.
3. any separated room or group of rooms in a house or other dwelling: We heard cries from an apartment at the back of the house. 4. apartments,Brit.a set of rooms used as a dwelling by one person or one family.