1. [syn: loft, attic, garret]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just
below roof; often used for storage [syn: loft, attic,