Definition of Dormer

1. Noun. A gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window.

Exact synonyms: Dormer Window
Generic synonyms: Window

Definition of Dormer

1. n. A window pierced in a roof, and so set as to be vertical while the roof slopes away from it. Also, the gablet, or houselike structure, in which it is contained.

Definition of Dormer

1. Noun. (architecture) a room-like, roofed projection from a sloping roof ¹

2. Noun. dormer-window ¹

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Definition of Dormer

1. a type of window [n -S] : DORMERED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dormer

dorm room
dormant account
dormant volcano
dormant volcanoes
dormer (current term)
dormer window
dormitive principle

Literary usage of Dormer

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"This Involved the question of whether If the plaintiff had gone through the dormer window, A, shown on the above sketch, he would have reached the roof on ..."

2. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1908)
"EY, on a claim filed to determine a point of construction arising out of the will and codicil of the late Charles Lord dormer. The testator by his will, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Heard and Determined by the Lord Chancellor, and the Court by John Peter De Gex, Steuart Macnaghten, Alexander Gordon, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1872)
"remainder to Robert dormer, second son of the testator's said uncle James dormer, for life, remainder to his sons in tail male, and remainder to the use of ..."

4. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United by George Edward Cokayne (1890)
"Derby, which Robert waa H, and h. of the Hon. Anthony dormer, of Grove Park, afsd., 2d son of the 1st Baron. He d. unm. 27 Sep. 1712. aged 61, and was bur. ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: In the by John Tracy Atkyns, Philip Yorke Hardwicke, William Newnam, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1782)
"cafe (hall require ; but to permit the faid Rabert dormer 476- pi- 1 *' for ... the father " another brother of the faid John dormer, remainder to Peter, ..."

6. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1872)
"Silly little girl," said Mrs. dormer, with compassionate contempt. ... Mrs. dormer returned the answer with a slight laugh ; and the servant at that moment ..."

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