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garret

a small attic
Not to be confused with:
garrote – a device or instrument used to strangle a person; strangulation or throttling
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gar·ret

 (găr′ĭt)
n.
A room or set of rooms immediately under the roof of a building; an attic.

[Middle English, from Old French garite, watchtower, from garir, to defend, of Germanic origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
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garret

(ˈɡærɪt)
n
(Architecture) another word for attic1
[C14: from Old French garite watchtower, from garir to protect, of Germanic origin; see wary]
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gar•ret

(ˈgær ɪt)

n.
an attic, usu. a small, cramped one.
[1300–50; Middle English garite watchtower < Old French garite, guerite watchtower, derivative of garir, guarir to defend, protect; see garrison]
gar′ret•ed, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.garret - floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roofgarret - floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
cockloft - a small loft or garret
storey, floor, story, level - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
hayloft, mow, haymow - a loft in a barn where hay is stored
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
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garret

noun attic, loft a tortured artist living in a garret in Paris
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Translations
podkrovípodkrovní místnost
kvist
potkrovlje
manzárdmanzárdszobapadlásszoba
háaloftháaloft, risris
bēniņijumtistaba
podkrovie
tavanarası odası

garret

[ˈgærɪt] N (= attic room) → desván m, altillo m (LAm)
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garret

[ˈgærɪt] nmansarde f
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garret

n (= attic room)Mansarde f, → Dachkammer f; (= attic)Dachboden m
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garret

[ˈgærət] nsoffitta, mansarda
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garret

(ˈgӕrət) noun
a usually small and sometimes dark room just under the roof of a house. He was poor and lived in a garret.
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References in classic literature ?
The garret of the house that Legree occupied, like most other garrets, was a great, desolate space, dusty, hung with cobwebs, and littered with cast-off lumber.
The garret was a shadowy, suggestive, delightful place, as all garrets should be.
Four bed-rooms and two garrets formed the rest of the house.
Addison and Goldsmith wrote in garrets. Faraday and De Quincey knew them well.
London, which she never saw, was to her a monster that licked up country youths as they stepped from the train; there were the garrets in which they sat abject, and the park seats where they passed the night.
Their tops are battered, and broken, and blackened with smoke; and, here and there, some taller stack than the rest, inclining heavily to one side, and toppling over the roof, seems to mediate taking revenge for half a century's neglect, by crushing the inhabitants of the garrets beneath.
"At ten years' purchase, my dear Raoul; a superb affair, I bought the house for thirty thousand livres; it has a garden which opens to the Rue de la Mortillerie; the cabaret lets for a thousand livres, with the first story; the garret, or second floor, for five hundred livres."
He therefore ordered it to be put away in the garret."
No further noises occurring to frighten him he soon reached the door to Til's house and inserting the key crept noiselessly to the garret room which he had rented from his ill-favored hostess.
To-morrow morning I will begin with the garret, nor desist till I have torn the house down!"
Luigi was now in the habit of waiting till his wife was asleep, and then going up to his garret to write.
He mounted the steps, and, seizing a rafter with either hand, he swung himself up into the garret. Then, lying on his face, he reached down for the lamp and held it while I followed him.