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garret


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garret  \Gar"ret\,  n.  [OE.  garite,  garette,  watchtower,  place  of 
  lookout,  OF  garite,  also  meaning,  a  place  of  refuge,  F. 
  gu['e]rite  a  place  of  refuge,  donjon,  sentinel  box,  fr  OF 
  garir  to  preserve,  save,  defend,  F.  gu['e]rir  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}.] 
  1.  A  turret;  a  watchtower.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  saw  men  go  up  and  down  on  the  garrets  of  the 
  gates  and  walls.  --Ld.  Berners 
 
  2.  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.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  garret 
  n  :  an  open  space  at  the  top  of  a  house  just  below  roof;  often 
  used  for  storage  [syn:  {loft},  {attic}] 




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