- a region in SE Greece, surrounding Athens: under Athenian rule in ancient times.
- a town in W New York: state prison.
Examples from the Web for attica
Take Attica Prison in upstate New York, the notorious site of a riot in 1971.Powerbroker Richard Ravitch Thinks New York Might Be Doomed
April 26, 2014
Send an army into Attica, and compel the Athenians to withdraw their forces from Potidaea.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
But to many, an English version must be the only door by which they may enter Attica and Rome.The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
So he has his American supper in the next room overlooking Attica, so to speak.Journeys to Bagdad
Charles S. Brooks
Honey was then, as it is now, one of the chief products of Attica.The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915
Basil L. Gildersleeve
The soil of Attica was not the most favorable to agricultural pursuits.Christianity and Greek Philosophy
Benjamin Franklin Cocker
- a region and department of E central Greece: in ancient times the territory of Athens. Capital: Athens. Pop: 3 336 700 (2001). Area: 14 157 sq km (5466 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for attica
traditionally explained as from Greek Attikos (Latin Atticus) "of Athens" (see Athens); but perhaps ultimately from Greek akte "shore, maritime place," also "raised place."