balcony


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bal·co·ny

 (băl′kə-nē)
n. pl. bal·co·nies
1. A platform that projects from the wall of a building and is surrounded by a railing, balustrade, or parapet.
2. A gallery that projects over the main floor in a theater or auditorium.

[Italian balcone, from Old Italian, scaffold, of Germanic origin.]

bal′co·nied (-nēd) adj.

balcony

(ˈbælkənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. (Architecture) a platform projecting from the wall of a building with a balustrade or railing along its outer edge, often with access from a door or window
2. (Architecture) a gallery in a theatre or auditorium, above the dress circle
3. (Theatre) US and Canadian any circle or gallery in a theatre or auditorium including the dress circle
[C17: from Italian balcone, probably from Old High German balko beam; see balk]
ˈbalconied adj

bal•co•ny

(ˈbæl kə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. a balustraded or railed elevated platform projecting from the wall of a building.
2. a gallery in a theater.
[1610–20; < Italian balcone < Langobardic (compare Old High German balc(h)o beam; see balk)]
bal′co•nied, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balcony - an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditoriumbalcony - an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium
box, loge - private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; "the royal box was empty"
loge - balcony consisting of the forward section of a theater mezzanine
first balcony, mezzanine - first or lowest balcony
family circle, second balcony, upper balcony, peanut gallery - rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
2.balcony - a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapetbalcony - a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet
balusters, balustrade, banister, handrail, bannister - a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
gallery - narrow recessed balcony area along an upper floor on the interior of a building; usually marked by a colonnade
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

balcony

noun
1. terrace, veranda, loggia He appeared on a second floor balcony to appeal to the crowd to be calm.
2. upper circle, gods, gallery We took our seats in the balcony.
Translations
بَلْكون، شُرْفَهشرفةشُرْفَةمَقْصوره، شُرْفَه
balkonbalkón
balkonaltan
بالکن
parveke
balkon
balkonerkély
svalir
バルコニー
발코니
balkonas
balkona-balkons
balcoanebalcon
balkónový
balkon
balkongläktare
ระเบียง
ban công

balcony

[ˈbælkənɪ] Nbalcón m; (interior, Theat) → galería f; (large) → terraza f
first/second balcony (US) (Theat) → primer/segundo piso m

balcony

[ˈbælkəni] n
(on outside of building)balcon m
(in theatre, cinema)balcon m, galerie f
We sat in the balcony → Nous étions assis au balcon., Nous étions assis dans la galerie.

balcony

n
Balkon m
(Theat) → oberster Rang

balcony

[ˈbælkənɪ] nbalcone m (Theatre) → prima galleria, balconata

balcony

(ˈbӕlkəni) plural ˈbalconies noun
1. a platform built out from the wall of a building. Many hotel rooms have balconies.
2. in theatres etc, an upper floor. We sat in the balcony of the cinema; (also adjective) balcony seats.

balcony

شُرْفَة balkon balkon Balkon μπαλκόνι balcón parveke balcon balkon balcone バルコニー 발코니 balkon balkong balkon sacada, varanda балкон balkong ระเบียง balkon ban công 阳台
References in classic literature ?
Our rooms are on the Rue de Rivoli, and sitting on the balcony, we look up and down the long, brilliant street.
It opened above the porch, where there had formerly been a balcony, the balustrade of which had long since gone to decay, and been removed.
Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw.
Jurgis stood where the balcony of the theater would have been, and opposite, by the stage, he saw three giant caldrons, big enough for all the devils of hell to brew their broth in, full of something white and blinding, bubbling and splashing, roaring as if volcanoes were blowing through it--one had to shout to be heard in the place.
Shelby in vain tried to shout directions from the balcony, and Mrs.
The abbot was helpless with rage and humiliation when I brought him out on a balcony and showed him the head of the state marching in and never a monk on hand to offer him welcome, and no stir of life or clang of joy-bell to glad his spirit.
The first night we were there, we went to bed and to sleep early; but I awoke at the end of two or three hours, and lay a comfortable while listening to the soothing patter of the rain against the balcony windows.
Besides, you know, you'll be in costume, and that makes all the difference in the world; Juliet's in a balcony, enjoying the moonlight before she goes to bed, and she's got on her night- gown and her ruffled nightcap.
The balcony was furnished with a chair or two; I sat down, and took out a cigar,--I will take one now, if you will excuse me.
At last he came out; and then I saw my own Dora hang up the bird-cage, and peep into the balcony to look for me, and run in again when she saw I was there, while Jip remained behind, to bark injuriously at an immense butcher's dog in the street, who could have taken him like a pill.
At length the champion paused beneath the balcony in which the Lady Rowena was placed, and the expectation of the spectators was excited to the utmost.
Yet they felt that the true test of any Juliet is the balcony scene of the second act.