from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A room on the top floor of a house, typically under a pitched roof; an attic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An attic or semi-finished room just beneath the roof of a house.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A turret; a watchtower.
- n. That part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under or within the roof; an attic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A corruption of gallet.
- n. . A lookout; a watch-tower; a turret or battlement.
- n. 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.
- n. The color of rotten wood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
He still inhabited the upper room, which he calls a garret; it would not seem that the alteration in his status, assistant now and no longer apprentice, had increased his social conveniences.
LOL - after writing and posting the first comment, I had this incredibly vivid image of a mad scientist writer woman, wild haired, hunkered down with laptop in garret by moonlight, readying for the evening's writing, hooking up an IV to the arm of the Universe itself.
"The well-worn cliche of the writer starving in the garret is so much more picturesque than the bitter reality of living in poverty with a child."
But after experiencing the uneasiness which Lord Chesterfield's fallacious patronage made him feel, he dismissed the word garret from the sad group, and in all the subsequent editions the line stands
But after experiencing the uneasiness which Lord Chesterfield's fallacious patronage made him feel, he dismissed the word garret from the sad group, and in all the subsequent editions the line stands --
Chesterfield’s fallacious patronage made him feel, he dismissed the word garret from the sad group, and in all the subsequent editions the line stands
Here at home I have a little room I call the garret, and I sit with my laptop in my Ekorne chair (great for backs!) and ottoman.
At twenty, though obliged to trudge on foot from town to town, and country to country, paying for a supper and a bed by a tune on the flute, everything pleased, everything was good; a truckle bed in a garret was a conch of down, and the homely fare of the peasant a feast fit for an epicure.
Mr. Downey changes the subject, by saying the foreigners in the garret are a great nuisance, and disturb him of his rest at night.
The garret was a big, shadowy place, extending over the whole house, and was lumber room, play place and general refuge, all in one.
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