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Definitions for garret
ˈgær ɪtgar·ret

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loft, attic, garretnoun

    floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage


  1. garretnoun

    An attic or semi-finished room just beneath the roof of a house.

  2. Etymology: Middle English

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GARRETnoun

    Etymology: garite, the tower of a citadel, French.

    The mob, commission’d by the government,
    Are seldom to an empty garret sent. John Dryden, Juven. Sat.

    John Bull skipped from room to room; ran up stairs and down stairs, from the kitchen to the garret. John Arbuthnot, J. Bull.

    On earth the god of wealth was made
    Sole patron of the building trade;
    Leaving the arts the spacious air,
    With licence to build castles there:
    And ’tis conceiv’d their old pretence,
    To lodge in garrets, comes from thence. Jonathan Swift.

    The colour of the shining part of rotten wood, by daylight, is in some pieces white, and in some pieces inclining to red, which they call the white and red garret. Francis Bacon.


  1. Garret

    A garret is a habitable attic, a living space at the top of a house or larger residential building, traditionally, small, dismal, and cramped, with sloping ceilings. In the days before elevators this was the least prestigious position in a building, at the very top of the stairs.


  1. garret

    A garret is a room or space, typically a small, uncomfortable one, located immediately under the roof of a house or other building. It's often used for storage or can be converted into a living space. The term is commonly associated with historic houses or apartments with attic spaces.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garretnoun

    a turret; a watchtower

  2. Garretnoun

    that part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under or within the roof; an attic

  3. Etymology: [OE. garite, garette, watchtower, place of lookout, OF. garite, also meaning, a place of refuge, F. gurite a place of refuge, donjon, sentinel box, fr. OF. garir to preserve, save, defend, F. gurir to cure; of German origin; cf. OHG. werian to protect, defend, hinder, G. wehren, akin to Goth. warjan to hinder, and akin to E. weir, or perhaps to wary. See Weir, and cf. Guerite.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garret

    gar′et, n. (Shak.) a watch-tower: a room next the roof of a house.—p.adj. Garr′eted, provided with garrets: lodged in a garret.—ns. Garreteer′, one who lives in a garret: a poor author; Garr′et-mas′ter, a cabinet-maker, locksmith, &c., working on his own account for the dealers. [O. Fr. garite, a place of safety, guarir, warir, to preserve (Fr. guérir)—Teut., Old High Ger. warjan, to defend.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. garret

    A watch-tower in a fortification; an old term.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. garret

    A turret or battlement. Now obsolete.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garret in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garret in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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