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tenement

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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tenementten‧e‧ment /ˈtenəmənt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TBBBUILDa large building divided into apartments, especially in the poorer areas of a citytenement building/house/block
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tenementShe lived in a red-brick tenement in Chelsea, an old walk-up building with gloomy stairwells and peeling paint on the walls.One result was a considerable amount of low-cost tenement building by philanthropic associations in the cities from the early 1880s.In her tenement there lived a rich man.The home was not for most a country house or a cottage, but a town villa or tenement.The houses in the suburbs have wonderful amenities, unlike the overcrowded tenements of places like Hoboken.Old powdery tenements fell to the ground.These tenements are barely fit to live among, never mind to starve in, for want of the extra rent.I still officially resided in four tiny rooms on the first floor of a West Village tenement.tenement building/house/blockAlthough different, I wanted to capture something of the sensation of being high up in a tenement block overlooking London.One result was a considerable amount of low-cost tenement building by philanthropic associations in the cities from the early 1880s.Flashback to 30 March 1968: two kids playing in a deserted tenement block discover a corpse.On the left is the first tenement block to be built in Prague in 1813-47 and designed by J. Hausknecht.It was on the top floor of one of those grim tenement blocks.She lived in a big old tenement block.He found himself walking slowly through narrow and murky slum streets flanked by tall tenement houses.An urchin showed her which tenement house was his.
From Longman Business Dictionarytenementten‧e‧ment /ˈtenəmənt/ noun1[uncountable]LAWPROPERTY REAL PROPERTY (=land and buildings) belonging to one owner2[countable]LAWPROPERTY a house3[countable]PROPERTY a large building divided into apartments, especially in a poor area of a cityHe was owner and manager of a tenement in the Bronx.
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