garret

noun gar·ret \ ˈger-ət , ˈga-rət \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of garret

: a room or unfinished part of a house just under the roof

Examples of garret in a Sentence

  1. bought a charming Victorian house with a garret that she hoped to turn into a writing room

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Origin and Etymology of garret

Middle English garite "watchtower, turret, room under a roof," borrowed from Anglo-French & continental Old French, alteration by suffix substitution (after fuite "flight," from fuir "to flee") of garrette "shelter for a sentry," from garir "to support, protect" + -ette, deverbal and diminutive suffix — more at 1garrison, -ette

garret Synonyms

Synonyms

attic, loft;

Related Words

hayloft;

Other Architecture Terms


GARRET Defined for Kids

garret

noun gar·ret \ ˈger-ət \

Definition of garret for Students

: a room or unfinished part of a house just under the roof


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