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ATTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Attic mean? 

ATTIC (noun)
  The noun ATTIC has 4 senses:

1. floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
2. the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens
3. informal terms for a human head
4. (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof

  Familiarity information: ATTIC used as a noun is uncommon.


ATTIC (adjective)
  The adjective ATTIC has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the dialect spoken in Athens in classical times

  Familiarity information: ATTIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ATTIC (noun)


Sense 1attic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

attic; garret; loft

Hypernyms ("attic" is a kind of...):

floor; level; storey; story (a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "attic"):

cockloft (a small loft or garret)

hayloft; haymow; mow (a loft in a barn where hay is stored)

Holonyms ("attic" is a part of...):

house (a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families)


Sense 2Attic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Classical Greek; Attic

Hypernyms ("Attic" is a kind of...):

Ancient Greek (the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire)


Sense 3attic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal terms for a human head

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

noggin; bonce; dome; noodle; attic; bean

Hypernyms ("attic" is a kind of...):

human head (the head of a human being)


Sense 4attic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("attic" is a kind of...):

wall (an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure)

Domain category:

architecture (the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings)

Holonyms ("attic" is a part of...):

entablature ((architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof)


ATTIC (adjective)


Sense 1Attic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the dialect spoken in Athens in classical times

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

Attic Greek

Pertainym:

Attica (the territory of Athens in ancient Greece)


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