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Definitions of attic

  1. (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The room or space immediately beneath the roof of a house. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Pertaining to Attica; elegant; classical. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. The low topmost story of a house. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A half-story next the roof; a garret. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A native of Attica; the Attic dialect of Greek. A low storey erected over a principal order, generally decorated with pilasters and a cornice, but having neither capital nor base; usually an uppermost room in a house where the ceiling is square with the sides, to distinguish it from a garret, but the latter is also frequently termed an attic. Attic wit, or Attic salt, poignant, delicate wit, such as the Athenians were famous for. Attic style, a pure, classical, and elegant style. Attic faith, inviolable faith. Attic dialect, the dialect of Greek spoken by the Athenians. Attic base, a peculiar base, consisting of an upper torus, a scotia, and lower torus, with fillets between them, used by ancient architects in the lonic order or column, and sometimes in the Doric. Attic order, an order of small square pillars at the uppermost extremity of a building. Attic storey, the upper storey of a house. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. In arch., a plain or decorated parapet-wall on the upper part of the facade of a building; an Athenian. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. The fiat or floor on the upper part of a house; a garret. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A room or rooms behind that part of the exterior; all the rooms immediately below the roof. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An Athenian; an Athenian author. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A low story above the main order or orders of a facade, in the classical styles; - a term introduced in the 17th century. Hence: Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Pertaining to Attica or to Athens: chaste, elegant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Of or pertaining to Attica or Athens in Greece; classic; witty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Pertaining to Attica, or to its principal city, Athens. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Pert. to Attica, a town in Greece; elegant; classical. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. His Orations have so many delicate turns, such a number of well- chosen examples, and such an agreeable vein of politeness, that they almost seem to have been composed in the true Attic style. – Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. by Cicero
  2. Why, I always spend hours in my attic these still, gentle days. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
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