dormer

noun
dor·​mer | \ ˈdȯr-mər How to pronounce dormer (audio) \

Definition of dormer

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

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Other Words from dormer

dormered \ ˈdȯr-​mərd How to pronounce dormered (audio) \ adjective

Examples of dormer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Exposed brickwork, a trio of dormers and a covered front porch lend classic curb appeal to the two-story. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Kirsten Dunst sells her Toluca Lake home to actress Annie Potts," 21 Sep. 2019 Exposed brickwork, a trio of dormers and a covered front porch lend classic curb appeal to the two-story. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Kirsten Dunst sells her Toluca Lake home to actress Annie Potts," 21 Sep. 2019 In 1968, Tender Buttons settled beneath the dormer roof of 143 East Sixty-second Street, a building four stories tall, around twelve feet wide, and ninety feet long. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "Tender Buttons, a One-of-a-Kind New York Institution, Closes Shop," 10 Sep. 2019 There are three rooms on the second floor: two bedrooms and the final full bath, fashioned out of a dormer. Boston.com Real Estate, "Home of the Week: The flooring in this 3-bedroom Cape is school chalkboards," 7 Sep. 2019 Exposed brickwork, a trio of dormers and a covered front porch lend classic curb appeal to the two-story. Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, "Actors Topher and Ashley Grace buy in La Cañada Flintridge," 13 Sep. 2019 Exposed brickwork, a trio of dormers and a covered front porch lend classic curb appeal to the two-story. La Cañada Valley Sun, "Actors Topher and Ashley Grace buy in La Cañada Flintridge," 13 Sep. 2019 The exterior is painted blue on the first floor, but weathered gray shingles cover the large dormer — all framed by white trim. Boston.com Real Estate, "Home of the Week: The flooring in this 3-bedroom Cape is school chalkboards," 7 Sep. 2019 Some neighbors are objecting specifically to the changes to the roof, which has seven dormer-style window structures that serve a massive skylights. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "Proposed apartment project in Baltimore’s Clipper Mill creates more strife," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of dormer

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dormer

Middle French dormeor dormitory, from Latin dormitorium

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The first known use of dormer was in 1592

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Last Updated

30 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Dormer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dormer. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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dormer

noun
How to pronounce dormer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of dormer

: 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

noun
dor·​mer | \ ˈdȯr-mər How to pronounce dormer (audio) \

Kids Definition of dormer

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

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