Tenement vs Slum - What's the difference?

tenement | slum |


As nouns the difference between tenement and slum

is that tenement is a building that is rented to multiple tenants, especially a low-rent, run-down one while slum is a dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.

As a verb slum is

to visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.

tenement

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a building that is rented to multiple tenants, especially a low-rent, run-down one
  • (legal) any form of property that is held by one person from another, rather than being owned
  • (figurative) Dwelling; abode; habitation.
  • * John Locke
  • Who has informed us that a rational soul can inhabit no tenement , unless it has just such a sort of frontispiece?

    Synonyms

    * (building) tenement house, apartment building

    Derived terms

    * servient tenement

    See also

    (Wikipedia) * rooming house

    References

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    slum

    English

    (wikipedia slum)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.
  • Go to the half built-upon slums behind Battlebridge [...] you will find groups of boys [...] squatting in the mud, among the rubbish, the broken bricks, the dust-heaps, and the fragments of timber [...].
  • :*Charles Dickens, Gambling .
  • Derived terms

    * slumdog * slumdom

    Verb

    (slumm)
  • To visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.
  • To associate with people or engage in activities with a status below one's own.
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