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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balcony  \Bal"co*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Balconies}.  [It.  balcone  cf  It 
  balco,  palco,  scaffold,  fr  OHG.  balcho  pa?cho,  beam,  G. 
  balken.  See  {Balk}  beam.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  A  platform  projecting  from  the  wall  of  a  building, 
  usually  resting  on  brackets  or  consoles,  and  inclosed  by  a 
  parapet;  as  a  balcony  in  front  of  a  window.  Also  a 
  projecting  gallery  in  places  of  amusement;  as  the  balcony 
  in  a  theater. 
 
  2.  A  projecting  gallery  once  common  at  the  stern  of  large 
  ships. 
 
  Note:  ``The  accent  has  shifted  from  the  second  to  the  first 
  syllable  within  these  twenty  years.''  --Smart  (1836). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  balcony 
  n  1:  an  upper  floor  projecting  from  the  rear  over  the  main  floor 
  in  an  auditorium 
  2:  a  platform  projecting  from  the  wall  of  a  building  and 
  surrounded  by  a  balustrade  or  railing  or  parapet 




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