browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
attic

more about attic

attic


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  behind  that  part  of  the  exterior;  all 
  the  rooms  immediately  below  the  roof. 
 
  2.  An  Athenian;  an  Athenian  author. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {Attic  base}  (Arch.),  a  peculiar  form  of  molded  base  for  a 
  column  or  pilaster,  described  by  Vitruvius  applied  under 
  the  Roman  Empire  to  the  Ionic  and  Corinthian  and  ``Roman 
  Doric''  orders  and  imitated  by  the  architects  of  the 
  Renaissance. 
 
  {Attic  faith},  inviolable  faith. 
 
  {Attic  purity},  special  purity  of  language. 
 
  {Attic  salt},  {Attic  wit},  a  poignant,  delicate  wit,  peculiar 
  to  the  Athenians. 
 
  {Attic  story}.  See  {Attic},  n. 
 
  {Attic  style},  a  style  pure  and  elegant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Attic 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  Attica  or  its  inhabitants  or  to  the 
  dialect  spoken  in  Athens  in  classical  times;  "Attic 
  Greek"  [syn:  {Attic}] 
  n  1:  an  open  space  at  the  top  of  a  house  just  below  roof;  often 
  used  for  storage  [syn:  {loft},  {garret}] 
  2:  the  dialect  of  Ancient  Greek  spoken  and  written  in  Attica 
  and  Athens  [syn:  {Attic},  {Classical  Greek}] 
  3:  informal  terms  for  a  human  head  [syn:  {bean},  {noodle},  {noggin}] 
  4:  (architecture)  a  low  wall  at  the  top  of  the  entablature; 
  hides  the  roof 




more about attic