attic

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noun at·tic \ˈa-tik\

Definition of attic

  1. 1 :  a low story or wall above the main order of a facade in the classical styles

  2. 2 :  a room behind an attic

  3. 3 :  a room or a space immediately below the roof of a building :  garret

  4. 4 :  something resembling an attic (as in being used for storage)

Examples of attic in a sentence

  1. <rented the attic out to a college student>

Origin and Etymology of attic

French attique, from attique of Attica, from Latin Atticus


First Known Use: circa 1696

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Attic

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adjective At·tic \ˈa-tik\

Definition of Attic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of Athens or its ancient civilization

  2. 2 :  marked by simplicity, purity, and refinement <an Attic prose style>

Origin and Etymology of attic

Latin Atticus of Attica, from Greek Attikos, from Attikē Attica, Greece


First Known Use: 1599

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Attic

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Definition of Attic

  1. :  a dialect of ancient Greek originally used in Attica and later the literary language of the Greek-speaking world

Circa 1771

First Known Use of attic

circa 1771

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ATTIC Defined for English Language Learners

attic

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noun at·tic \ˈa-tik\

Definition of attic for English Language Learners

  • : a room or space that is just below the roof of a building and that is often used to store things


ATTIC Defined for Kids

attic

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noun at·tic \ˈa-tik\

Definition of attic for Students

  1. :  a room or a space just under the roof of a building


Medical Dictionary

attic

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noun at·tic \ˈat-ik\

Medical Definition of attic

  1. :  the small upper space of the middle ear—called also epitympanic recess



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