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 ?
Thirty feet above the courtyard and overlooking it was a broad balcony, and there, indeed, was Matai Shang, and with him were Thurid and Phaidor, Thuvia, and Dejah Thoris--the last two heavily ironed.
The skyline was broken by spire and dome and minaret and tall, slender towers, while the walls supported many a balcony and in the soft light of Cluros, the farther moon, now low in the west, he saw, to his surprise and consternation, the figures of people upon the balconies.
He opened the balcony window, looked out, saw nothing and closed the window again.
Opposite the lofty cathedral, reddened by the setting sun, on the stone balcony built above the porch of a rich Gothic house, which formed the angle of the square and the Rue du Parvis, several young girls were laughing and chatting with every sort of grace and mirth.
The dinner was nearly over, and the Emperor, munching a biscuit, rose and went out onto the balcony.
It has already been noticed that directly over the platform on which Hester Prynne stood was a kind of balcony, or open gallery, appended to the meeting-house.
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.
He saw the glittering palace, which by the pale rays of the moon looked like a dim lamp; and he saw the high windows, and round one of them a balcony in which the beautiful Princess sat lost in sad thoughts.
In the balcony, and here and there below, shone the impassive faces of women.
A tight grip with that left hand of his, as he leant backward with all his weight upon those five fingers; a right arm stretched outward and upward to its last inch; and the base of the low, projecting balcony was safely caught.
Now let your worships turn your eyes to that tower that appears there, which is supposed to be one of the towers of the alcazar of Saragossa, now called the Aljaferia; that lady who appears on that balcony dressed in Moorish fashion is the peerless Melisendra, for many a time she used to gaze from thence upon the road to France, and seek consolation in her captivity by thinking of Paris and her husband.
On arriving at the square of the Hoogstraet, the man with the sallow face pushed the other behind an open shutter, from which corner he himself began to survey the balcony of the Town-hall.