- Balcony means a platform with a railing that sticks out from the outside wall of the upper floor of a building.
The platform at Buckingham Palace where the Queen waives to her subjects is an example of a balcony.
- The definition of a balcony is a row of seats in the upper floor of a theater or auditorium.
The place where President Lincoln was sitting when he was assassinated is an example of a balcony.
Several balconies with iron railings.
balcony definition by Webster's New World
- a platform projecting from the wall of an upper floor of a building and enclosed by a railing
- an upper floor of rows of seats in a theater or auditorium, often jutting out over the main floor; gallery
Origin: Italian balcone ; from Langobardic an unverified form balko-, akin to Old High German balcho, beam: for Indo-European base see balk
- balconied adjective
balcony definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. bal·co·nies
- A platform that projects from the wall of a building and is surrounded by a railing, balustrade, or parapet.
- A gallery that projects over the main floor in a theater or auditorium.
Origin: Italian balcone, from Old Italian, scaffold, of Germanic origin.
- balˈco·nied adjective