An attic being used as a workroom.
An example of an attic is the space where Shirley Temple slept in The Little Princess.
- a low wall or story above the cornice of a classical facade
- the room or space just below the roof of a house; garret
Origin of atticFrench attique, an attic ; from Attique, Attic, used as an architectural term
- of Attica
- of or characteristic of Athens, esp. ancient Athens, or its people, language, or culture; Athenian
- classical; simple, restrained, etc.: said of a style
Origin of AtticClassical Latin Atticus ; from Classical Greek Attikos
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Attica, Athens, or the Athenians.
- Characterized by purity, simplicity, and elegant wit: Attic prose.
Origin of AtticLatin Atticus, from Greek Attikos, from Attik&emacron;, Attica.
- A story or room directly below the roof of a building, especially a house.
- A low wall or story above the cornice of a classical façade.
Origin of atticFrom 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, from French attique, from attique, Attic, from Latin Atticus; see Attic.
(comparative more Attic, superlative most Attic)
- Relating to Athenian culture or architecture.
- Marked by the qualities that were characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined.
From Ancient Greek Ἀττικός (Attikos, “related to Athens”).