Origin of garretMiddle English garite, a watchtower, loft from Old French from garir, to watch from Frankish an unverified form warjan, to protect, akin to Old English warian: for Indo-European base see warn
A dark garret.
The definition of a garret is a top floor loft or attic room, often small or dismal.
A small attic loft that an artist lives in is an example of a garret.
A room or set of rooms immediately under the roof of a building; an attic.
Origin of garretMiddle English from Old French garite watchtower from garir to defend of Germanic origin ; see wer-4 in Indo-European roots.
- An attic or semi-finished room just beneath the roof of a house.
Middle English, from Old French garite ("watchtower"). Compare guerite, of same origin.
- He should have gone up garret at once.
- Garret Dorset Wall (Declined) .
- He left Rouen, went up to Paris, where he found refuge in the same garret which had sheltered him when a boy at the College Louis le Grand, and there wrote his second poem, La Chartreuse.
- A man who has at length found something to do will not need to get a new suit to do it in; for him the old will do, that has lain dusty in the garret for an indeterminate period.
- She endeavoured unsuccessfully to eke out her irregularly paid allowance by those expedients to which reduced gentlewomen are driven - fancywork and painting fans and snuff-boxes; she lived in a garret and was often unable to allow herself the luxury of a fire.