Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

A room or rooms for a family; usually of an inferior grade.

Part of speech: noun

A dwelling- house.

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Usage examples "tenement":

  1. If the poor could get detectives, and look in on the luxury and comfort of the rich, they wouldn't see much fun in it, and there's less fun in a down- town tenement than there is in a Fifth Avenue palace. - "The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him", Paul Leicester Ford.
  2. From the prairie village to the city tenement, the American woman sees in marriage the fulfilment of her heart's desire,- to be Queen, to rule and not work. - "Together", Robert Herrick (1868-1938).
  3. They don't go in for literary business much downtown, but these men are all real gents, and that's what the people want- even the poorest tenement dwellers. - "Plunkitt of Tammany Hall", George Washington Plunkitt.