attic

[ at-ik ]
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noun
  1. the part of a building, especially of a house, directly under a roof; garret.

  2. a room or rooms in an attic.

  1. a low story or decorative wall above an entablature or the main cornice of a building.

  2. Anatomy. the upper part of the tympanic cavity of the ear.

Origin of attic

1
First recorded in 1690–1700; special use of Attic

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Other definitions for Attic (2 of 2)

Attic
[ at-ik ]

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Greece or of Athens.

  2. (often lowercase) displaying simple elegance, incisive intelligence, and delicate wit.

noun
  1. the dialect of ancient Attica that became the standard language of Classical Greek literature in the 5th and 4th centuries b.c.

Origin of Attic

2
1555–65; <Latin Atticus<Greek Attikós

Other words from Attic

  • non-Attic, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for attic (1 of 2)

attic

/ (ˈætɪk) /


noun
  1. a space or room within the roof of a house

  2. architect a storey or low wall above the cornice of a classical façade

Origin of attic

1
C18: special use of Attic from the use of Attic-style pilasters to adorn the façade of the top storey

British Dictionary definitions for Attic (2 of 2)

Attic

/ (ˈætɪk) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to Attica, its inhabitants, or the dialect of Greek spoken there, esp in classical times

  2. (often not capital) classically elegant, simple, or pure: an Attic style

noun
  1. the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Athens: the chief literary dialect of classical Greek: See also Aeolic, Arcadic, Doric, Ionic

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