Garret vs Attic - What's the difference?

garret | attic |


As nouns the difference between garret and attic

is that garret is an attic or semi-finished room just beneath the roof of a house while attic is the space, often unfinished and with sloped walls, directly below the roof in the uppermost part of a house or other building, generally used for storage or habitation.

garret

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An attic or semi-finished room just beneath the roof of a house.
  • * 1660 , Samuel Pepys Diary'', January 1.
  • This morning (we living lately in the garret ,) I rose, put on my suit with great skirts, having not lately worn any other clothes but them.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1866, author= (translated by Constance Garnett), title=Crime and Punishment, section=Part I, Chapter I citation
  • , passage=On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1895, author=, title=Lilith
  • , passage=I was in the main garret , with huge beams and rafters over my head, great spaces around me, a door here and there in sight, and long vistas whose gloom was thinned by a few lurking cobwebbed windows and small dusky skylights.}}

    Derived terms

    * like a cat in a strange garret

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    attic

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The space, often unfinished and with sloped walls, directly below the roof in the uppermost part of a house or other building, generally used for storage or habitation.
  • We went up to the attic to look for the boxes containing our childhood keepsakes.

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