Attic

  • 1 Attic — At tic, a. [L. Atticus, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Attica, in Greece, or to Athens, its principal city; marked by such qualities as were characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined. [1913 Webster] {Attic base} (Arch.), a peculiar form of …

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  • 2 attic — top story under the roof of a house, 1855, shortened from attic storey (1724). The term Attic order in classical architecture meant a small, square decorative column of the type often used in a low story above a building s main facade, a feature… …

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  • 3 Attic — At tic, n. [In sense (a) from F. attique, orig. meaning Attic. See {Attic}, a.] 1. (Arch.) (a) A low story above the main order or orders of a facade, in the classical styles; a term introduced in the 17th century. Hence: (b) A room or rooms… …

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  • 4 attic — [at′ik] n. [Fr attique, an attic < Attique, ATTIC, used as an architectural term] 1. a low wall or story above the cornice of a classical facade 2. the room or space just below the roof of a house; garret …

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  • 5 attic — ► NOUN ▪ a space or room inside the roof of a building. ORIGIN originally a term in classical architecture: from Latin Atticus Attic …

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  • 6 Attic — 1590s, pertaining to Attica, from L. Atticus, from Gk. Attikos Athenian, of Attica, the region around Athens (see ATTICA (Cf. Attica)). Attested from 1560s as an architectural term for a type of column base …

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  • 7 attic — [n] space under the roof of a house garret, loft, sky parlor*, top floor; concepts 440,448 …

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  • 8 Attic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to Attica in Greece, or to ancient Athens …

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  • 9 Attic — [at′ik] adj. [L Atticus < Gr Attikos] 1. of Attica 2. of or characteristic of Athens, esp. ancient Athens, or its people, language, or culture; Athenian 3. classical; simple, restrained, etc.: said of a style n. the variety of Greek spoken in… …

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  • 10 Attic — Die Attic Entertainment Software GmbH (engl. attic „Dachboden“) war ein deutscher Computer Spieleentwickler und Publisher der im September 1990 von Hans Jürgen Brändle, Jochen Hamma und Guido Henkel (zuvor Dragonware) in Albstadt gegründet wurde …

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  • 11 attic — [18] In classical architecture, an Attic order was a pilaster, or square column (the naḿe comes from Attica, a region of ancient Greece of which Athens was the capital). This type of column was often used in a relatively low storey placed above… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 12 Attic — An attic is a space found directly below the pitched roof of a house or other building (also called , loft or sky parlor ). [ [http://thesaurus.reference.com/search?q=attic attic Synonyms from Thesaurus.com ] ] As attics fill the space between… …

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  • 13 attic — [18] In classical architecture, an Attic order was a pilaster, or square column (the naḿe comes from Attica, a region of ancient Greece of which Athens was the capital). This type of column was often used in a relatively low storey placed above… …

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  • 14 attic — /at ik/, n. 1. the part of a building, esp. of a house, directly under a roof; garret. 2. a room or rooms in an attic. 3. a low story or decorative wall above an entablature or the main cornice of a building. 4. Anat. the upper part of the… …

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  • 15 attic — noun Etymology: French attique, from attique of Attica, from Latin Atticus Date: circa 1696 1. a low story or wall above the main order of a facade in the classical styles 2. a room behind an attic 3. a room or a space immediately below the roof… …

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  • 16 attic — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ cluttered, cramped, little, small, tiny ▪ converted (esp. BrE) ▪ Her photography studio was a converted attic. ▪ …

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  • 17 attic — UK [ˈætɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms attic : singular attic plural attics the room in a house under the roof …

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  • 18 attic — at•tic [[t]ˈæt ɪk[/t]] n. 1) archit. the part of a building, esp. of a house, directly under a roof; garret 2) archit. a room or rooms in an attic 3) archit. a low story or decorative wall above an entablature or the main cornice of a building •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 attic — n. the head, thought of as the location of one’s intellect. □ She’s just got nothing in the attic. That’s what’s wrong with her. □ Ken has an attic full of fear and resentment he needs to clean out before he will feel comfortable again …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 20 Attic — I. adjective Etymology: Latin Atticus of Attica, from Greek Attikos, from Attikē Attica, Greece Date: 1599 1. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of Athens or its ancient civilization 2. marked by simplicity, purity, and refinement <… …

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