Garret to Gastight
(Gar"ret) n. [OE. garite, garette, watchtower, place of lookout, OF. garite, also meaning, a
place of refuge, F. guérite a place of refuge, donjon, sentinel box, fr. OF. garir to preserve, save, defend,
F. guérir 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.
(Gar"ret*ed), a. Protected by turrets. [Obs.] R. Carew.
(Gar`ret*eer") n. One who lives in a garret; a poor author; a literary hack. Macaulay.
(Gar"ret*ing) n. Small splinters of stone inserted into the joints of coarse masonry. Weale.
In garrison, in the condition of a garrison; doing duty in a fort or as one of a garrison.
(Gar"ri*son) n. [OE. garnisoun, F. garnison garrison, in OF. & OE. also, provision, munitions,
from garnir to garnish. See Garnish.] (Mil.) (a) A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.
(b) A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security.
(Gar"ri*son), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garrisoned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Garrisoning.] (Mil.) (a) To
place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.
(b) To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory.
(Gar"ron) n. Same as Garran. [Scot.]
(Gar"rot) n. [F. Cf. Garrote.] (Surg.) A stick or small wooden cylinder used for tightening a
bandage, in order to compress the arteries of a limb.
(Gar"rot), n. (Zoöl.) The European golden-eye.
(Gar*rote") n. [Sp. garrote, from garra claw, talon, of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. & W. gar leg,
ham, shank. Cf. Garrot stick, Garter.] A Spanish mode of execution by strangulation, with an iron
collar affixed to a post and tightened by a screw until life become extinct; also, the instrument by means
of which the punishment is inflicted.
(Gar*rote"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garroted; p. pr. & vb. n. Garroting.] To strangle with the
garrote; hence, to seize by the throat, from behind, with a view to strangle and rob.
(Gar*rot"er) n. One who seizes a person by the throat from behind, with a view to strangle and
(Gar*ru"li*ty) n. [L. garrulitas: cf. F. garrulité.] Talkativeness; loquacity.
(Gar"ru*lous) a. [L. garrulus, fr. garrire to chatter, talk; cf. Gr. voice, to speak, sing. Cf.
1. Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative; loquacious.
The most garrulous people on earth.De Quincey.
2. (Zoöl.) Having a loud, harsh note; noisy; said of birds; as, the garrulous roller.