What does the word tenement mean?

Usage examples for tenement

  1. 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 by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. 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 by George Washington Plunkitt