walk-up
I. adjective Date: circa 1919 1. located above the ground floor in a building with no elevator <
a walk-up apartment
>
2. consisting of several stories and having no elevator <
a walk-up tenement
>
3. designed to allow pedestrians to be served without entering a building <
the walk-up window of a bank
>
II. noun Date: 1924 an apartment or office building of several stories that has no elevator; also an apartment or office in such a building

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • walk-up — walk ups N COUNT A walk up is a tall apartment block which has no lift. You can also refer to an apartment in such a block as a walk up. [AM] She lives in a tiny fifth floor walk up in New York s East Village …   English dictionary

  • walk-up — in reference to an apartment not accessible by elevator, 1919 (adj.), 1925 (n.), from WALK (Cf. walk) (v.) + UP (Cf. up) …   Etymology dictionary

  • walk-up — walk′ up n. 1) an apartment above the ground floor in a building with no elevator 2) a building, esp. an apartment house, that has no elevator 3) located above the ground floor in a building that has no elevator 4) (of a building) having no… …   From formal English to slang

  • walk-up — ☆ walk up [wôk′up΄ ] n. 1. an upstairs apartment or office in a building without an elevator 2. the building itself …   English World dictionary

  • walk-up — n AmE informal 1.) a tall building with apartments in it that does not have an ↑elevator 2.) an apartment, office etc in a building like this …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • walk-up — walk ,up noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL a tall building that has stairs but no ELEVATOR a. an apartment or office in a tall building that has no ELEVATOR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • walk up — v. (d; intr.) to walk up to (I walked up to them and said a few words) * * * [ wɔːk ʌp] (d; intr.) to walk up to (I walk uped up to them and said a few words) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • walk-up — I noun 1. an apartment in a building without an elevator (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑walk up apartment • Hypernyms: ↑apartment, ↑flat 2. an apartment building without an elevator (Freq. 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • walk-up — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms walk up : singular walk up plural walk ups American informal a) a tall building that has stairs but no lift b) a flat or office in a tall building that has no lift …   English dictionary

  • walk-up — /wawk up /, n. 1. an apartment above the ground floor in a building that has no elevator. 2. a building, esp. an apartment house, that has no elevator. adj. 3. located above the ground floor in a building that has no elevator. 4. having no… …   Universalium

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