• WordNet 3.6
    • n garret floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Garret A turret; a watchtower. "He saw men go up and down on the garrets of the gates and walls."
    • Garret That part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under or within the roof; an attic. "The tottering garrets which overhung the streets of Rome."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n garret A lookout; a watch-tower; a turret or battlement.
    • n garret That part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under the roof; an attic story; especially, the uppermost floor of a house under a roof that slopes down at the sides or at one side.
    • garret A corruption of gallet.
    • n garret The color of rotten wood.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Garret gar′et (Shak.) a watch-tower: a room next the roof of a house
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. garite, garette, watchtower, place of lookout, OF. garite, also meaning, a place of refuge, F. guérite, a place of refuge, donjon, sentinel box, fr. OF. garir, to preserve, save, defend, F. guérir, 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's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. garite, a place of safety, guarir, warir, to preserve (Fr. guérir)—Teut., Old High Ger. warjan, to defend.


In literature:

We revised our floor work and added some cellar and garret and ceiling and second-story work to it.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
I meant to be on the safe side; so I hid them in my father's garret.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
He went up to the garret where he slept and brought down his trunk.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
But the garret hears the sound of feet, and it rouses itself and rubs its dusky eyes.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Her aunt sent her to work in the dairy, and to sleep in the back garret, where they kept all sorts of lumber and dry herbs for the winter.
"Granny's Wonderful Chair" by Frances Browne
The bankrupt garret had dropped a cake of its rotten plaster.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
He flew, as it were, up to the garret chamber and laid down on the trestle bed.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
A shattered door was open; I entered a wretched garret; the object of my search lay now on a bundle of rags on the bare floor.
"A Stable for Nightmares" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
There was once a regular student, who lived in a garret, and had no possessions.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
She swung on the garret stairs, and tumbled down, nearly breaking her neck.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott

In poetry:

Here from my garret-pane, I mark
The plane-tree bud and blow,
Shed her recuperative bark,
And spread her shade below.
"A London Plane-Tree" by Amy Levy
Ov sofas aw think hauf a scoor,
An picturs enuff for a show?
They fill'd ivvery corner aw'm sure,
Throo th' garret to th' kitchen below.
"To Let" by John Hartley
P was a poor old Poll Parrot,
Who had nothing to eat but a carrot,
And nothing to wear
But a wig of red hair,
And nowhere to live but a garret.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
Does she forget the trysts we used to keep,
When dead leaves rustled on autumnal ground?
Or the lone garret, whence she banished sleep
With threats of silver sound?
"The Return Of The Goddess" by James Bayard Taylor
And ah, it's strange; for, desolate and dim,
Between these two there rolls an ocean wide;
Yet he is in the garden by her side
And she is in the garret there with him.
"Unforgotten" by Robert W Service
Rosemary is a pampered pet;
She sniffs a dainty nose
Of scorn at ragged dolls, and yet
My love's with Marie Rose,
In garret corner shy and sweet,
With rag doll Marguerite.
"Ragetty Doll" by Robert W Service

In news:

Division of the Kiddie Tractor Pull Monday night at the fair, from left, are: first place, Carter Petree, 8, son of Garret and Shonda Petree, Tipton.
SAGINAW, MI — Garret Ross continued his hot streak, scoring two goals and adding an assist to lead the Saginaw Spirit to a 6-1 win Friday at Sudbury .
We've Got to Carry Each Other: The Gospel According to U2 Carmichael's 2720 Frankfort Ave July 17, 7 pm Author Greg Garret will examine the spirituality of one of rock's greatest acts Friday night.
FAIRBANKS—The Kevin Aldridge and Garret Clemment Show did an encore performance for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs Friday night at Kay Yeager Coliseum in Wichita Falls , Texas.
Husband asked for a Christmas list and that request put me into my favorite catalog – Garret Wade.
You may know and love actor Garret Dillahunt from his role in the Fox sitcom Raising Hope.
Garret Ellison MLive Dave Ford of Evanston, Ill. Shows part of his ArtPrize entry "Swing Set Drum Kit," which he found damaged by vandals on Saturday in Grand Rapids.
Since the Romantic Era, there has been a powerful notion of the artist as a tortured soul laboring heroically in his miserable garret.
She was welcomed home by sisters Kaylee, Ashton, Lexi, Kiera, Emma, Karly, and Charlotte and brothers Garret, Keagan, and Carter.
Jacob Clarkson, 22, Garret Isakson, 21, Ross Livermore, 21, and Casey Malan, 21.
Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt star in Any Day Now opening Friday in Dallas.
Leading the Lions in scoring was Noah Nigh with eight points and Garret McLaughlin with seven points.
McKINLEY, HOBART , AND TANNER: In a bitter battle over monetary policy, Ohio Gov William McKinley (and his running mate Garret Hobart ) beat William Jennings "Cross of Gold" Bryan.
UBC Thunderbirds #2 Adam Konar makes a catch beating Saskatchewan Huskies #25 Garret Burgess during first half Canada West Conference semifinal at Thunderbird Stadium at UBCin Vancouver on Saturday, November 05, 2011.
Penn's Garret FitzGerald, who studies night eating to see if lessons apply to… (SABINA LOUISE PIERCE ).