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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Attica, Athens, or the Athenians.
2. Characterized by purity, simplicity, and elegant wit: Attic prose.
The ancient Greek dialect of Attica, in which the bulk of classical Greek literature is written.
[Latin Atticus, from Greek Attikos, from Attikē, Attica.]
1. A story or room directly below the roof of a building, especially a house.
2. A low wall or story above the cornice of a classical façade.
[From Attic story, story of a building enclosed by one decorative structure placed above another, much taller decorative structure, usually involving the Attic order, an architectural order having square columns of any of the basic five orders, from French attique, from attique, Attic, from Latin Atticus; see Attic.]
1. a space or room within the roof of a house
2. (Architecture) architect a storey or low wall above the cornice of a classical façade
[C18: special use of Attic from the use of Attic-style pilasters to adorn the façade of the top storey]
1. (Peoples) of or relating to Attica, its inhabitants, or the dialect of Greek spoken there, esp in classical times
2. (Placename) of or relating to Attica, its inhabitants, or the dialect of Greek spoken there, esp in classical times
3. (Languages) of or relating to Attica, its inhabitants, or the dialect of Greek spoken there, esp in classical times
4. (Historical Terms) of or relating to Attica, its inhabitants, or the dialect of Greek spoken there, esp in classical times
5. (often not capital) classically elegant, simple, or pure: an Attic style.
1. of or pertaining to Attica or to the ancient city-state of Athens, coterminous with Attica in the 6th and 5th centuries b.c.
2. (sometimes l.c.) displaying simple elegance, incisive intelligence, or delicate wit.n.
3. the dialect of ancient Greek spoken in Attica, which became the basis for the Koine.
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.
[1690–1700; special use of Attic]
Attica collection of Greeks—N. Y. Times, 1983.
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|Noun||1.||attic - floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage|
cockloft - a small loft or garret
storey, floor, story, level - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
|2.||Attic - the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia|
Ancient Greek - the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire
|3.||attic - informal terms for a human head |
human head - the head of a human being
|4.||attic - (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof|
entablature - (architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
|Adj.||1.||Attic - of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the dialect spoken in Athens in classical times; "Attic Greek"|
عِلِّيَّـهغُرْفَةٌ تـَحْتَ سَقْفِ البَيْت
attic[ˈætɪk] n → grenier m
a room at the top of a house under the roof. They store old furniture in the attic. solder عِلِّيَّـه таван sótão podkrovní světnice der Speicher loft; kvist; kvistværelse σοφίταático, desván, buhardilla pööning اتاق زیر شیروانی ullakko grenier עֲלִייָת גַג अटारी tavan padlásszoba loteng rishæð, háaloft attico, mansarda 屋根裏部屋 다락방 palėpė bēniņi loteng zolderloftstrych بامبوټی sótão mansardă, pod чердак manzardka podstrešje tavan vind ห้องใต้หลังคา tavan arası 閣樓 горище چھت کا بالا خانہ phòng áp mái 阁楼，顶楼