Apartment vs Villa - What's the difference?

apartment | villa |

As a noun apartment

is apartment.

As a proper noun villa is

(soccer) , a football club based in birmingham.



(en noun)
  • A complete domicile occupying only part of a building.
  • apartment dwellers
  • (archaic) A suite of rooms within a domicile, designated for a specific person or persons and including a bedroom.
  • *
  • By this contrivance I got into the inmost court; and, lying down upon my side, I applied my face to the windows of the middle stories, which were left open on purpose, and discovered the most splendid apartments that can be imagined. There I saw the empress and the young princes in their several lodgings, with their chief attendants about them.
  • (obsolete) A division of an enclosure that is separate from others; a compartment
  • * 1883 April 23, Slawson ''v.'' Grand Street R. Co. , 107 U.S. 649, 2 S.Ct. 663, 664,
  • The specification described the ordinary fare-box used in street cars and omnibuses, consisting of two apartments', the one directly above the other.... [T]he passenger deposited his fare in an aperture in the top of the upper '''apartment'''. It fell upon and was arrested by a movable platform.... This platform turned on an axis acted on by a lever. When turned, the fare fell into the lower ' apartment , which was a receptacle for holding the fares accumulated....


    * (domicile occupying part of a building) flat (UK); unit; (compare with) condominium

    Derived terms

    * apartment building

    See also

    * tenement



    (wikipedia villa)


    (en noun)
  • A house, often larger and more expensive than average, in the countryside or on the coast, often used as a retreat.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=, title=“Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=3/6/1 citation
  • , passage=This villa' was long and low and white, and severe after its manner?: for upon and about it were none of those playful ebullitions of taste, such as conical towers, domed roofs, embattlements, statues, coloured tiles and crenellations, such as are dear to architects of ' villas all the world over.}}
  • (UK) A family house, often semi-detached, in a middle class street.
  • (Ancient Rome) a country house, with farm buildings around a courtyard.
  • See also

    * dacha ----