from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A window set vertically into a small gable projecting from a sloping roof.
- n. The gable holding such a window.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a room-like, roofed projection from a sloping roof
- n. dormer-window
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A window pierced in a roof, and so set as to be vertical while the roof slopes away from it. Also, the gablet, or houselike structure, in which it is contained.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sleeping-room; a dormitory.
- n. A dormer-window.
- n. Same as dormant
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window
I used to pretend I was a lighthouse keeper and the dormer was my lighthouse, and I’d look out for boats about to crash on our ront lawn, which I pretended was a treacherous beach.
The house rose three stories, the third being a steep roof with five dormer windows across.
The left portion sat low, with a simple sloping roof and dormer windows for its second floor.
Restoring dormer windows in the attic costs $1,200 a piece.
Pilot of the lemonade stand, porch light burning in day time warm as a star or frozen wink would, above a handsome dormer made of cool spruce
Later, in the 1870s, with the French no longer Britain's naturalenemies, Second Empire architecture became popular, with its telltale mansard roofs, dormer windows and bracketed balconies.
She was in her wooden bed, high on the second floor, beneath the dormer.
They finished the attic, creating another bedroom with a dormer window and an additional storage room.
Peabody Collection reading space is lit by dormer windows, the ceilings are painted a pastel shade, and an elevator -- to keep everything ADA accessible -- has been carefully fitted in to give access to the new third floor.
At night the sleepers go back to their dormer carriages – if they've paid the sometimes extortionate price to upgrade.