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Sets of rooms for accommodation

accommodation

noun

a place for someone to stay, live, or work in. The usual American word is accommodations

accommodation

noun

a house, flat, or hotel room

accommodations

noun

accommodation for staying, living, or working in

apartment

noun

a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a large building. The usual British word is flat.

bachelor flat

noun

a small flat, consisting of a main room for living in, a kitchen, and a bathroom, suitable for a person who is not married

bachelor pad

noun

a flat where a man who is not married lives

bedsit

noun

a room that you rent that is used for both living and sleeping in

condo

noun

a condominium

condominium

noun

a flat in a condominium

digs

noun

a room or flat that you rent to live in

duplex

noun

a flat that has rooms on two levels

flat

noun

a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a large building. The usual American word is apartment

flatlet

noun

a small flat

garden flat

noun

a flat that is on the lowest floor of a house, often below ground level at the front, and with a door at the back leading to a garden

living quarters

noun

the rooms where people live, for example in a ship or large institution

lodgings

noun

a room or a set of rooms in someone’s house that you pay to live in

loft

noun

an upper floor in a factory or similar building that has been made into flats

maisonette

noun

a flat with two levels in a building

pad

noun

the place where someone lives, especially a flat

penthouse

noun

an expensive flat at the top of a tall building in a fashionable area of a city

residence

noun

a house or other place where someone lives, especially a large house used by an important person

rooms

noun

a set of rooms that you rent, usually in another person’s house or in a college

studio

noun

a small flat that has only one main room

suite

noun

a set of rooms

unit

noun

one of the flats or parts that a building or group of buildings is divided into

walk-up

noun

a flat or office in a tall building that has no lift

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