The definition of an attic is a room or space directly under the roof.(noun)
An example of an attic is the space where Shirley Temple slept in The Little Princess.
See attic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr attique, an attic < Attique, Attic, used as an architectural term
Origin: L Atticus < Gr Attikos
See attic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Attic story, story of a building enclosed by one decorative structure placed above another, much taller decorative structure, usually involving the Attic order, an architectural order having square columns of any of the basic five orders
Origin: , from French attique
Origin: , from attique, Attic
Origin: , from Latin Atticus; see Attic.
Origin: Latin Atticus
Origin: , from Greek Attikos
Origin: , from Attikē, Attica.
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