Several balconies with iron railings.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 of balconyItalian balcone from Langobardic an unverified form balko-, akin to Old High German balcho, beam: for Indo-European base see balk
- 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 of balconyItalian balcone from Old Italian scaffold of Germanic origin
From Italian balcone "balcony, floor-length window" from Old Italian balcone "scaffold", from Lombardic *balko, *balkon- (“beam”) from Proto-Germanic *balkô (“beam”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhelg'- (“beam, pile, prop”). Akin to Old High German balco, balcho (“beam”), Old English balca (“beam, ridge”). More at balk.