dormer

noun dor·mer \ ˈdȯr-mər \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of dormer

: a window set vertically in a structure projecting through a sloping roof; also : the roofed structure containing such a window

dormered

play \-mərd\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of dormer

Middle French dormeor dormitory, from Latin dormitorium


DORMER Defined for English Language Learners

dormer

Definition of dormer for English Language Learners

  • : a window that is in a part of a building that sticks out from a slanted roof

  • : the part of a building that contains a dormer


DORMER Defined for Kids

dormer

noun dor·mer \ ˈdȯr-mər \

Definition of dormer for Students

: a window placed upright in a sloping roof or the structure containing it


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