Attic definition

ătĭk
A story or room directly below the roof of a building, especially a house.
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Classical; simple, restrained, etc.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Attica, Athens, or the Athenians.
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The ancient Greek dialect of Attica, in which the bulk of classical Greek literature is written.
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Of Attica.
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Of or characteristic of Athens, esp. ancient Athens, or its people, language, or culture; Athenian.
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The definition of an attic is a room or space directly under the roof.

An example of an attic is the space where Shirley Temple slept in The Little Princess.

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A low wall or story above the cornice of a classical façade.
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A low wall or story above the cornice of a classical facade.
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The room or space just below the roof of a house; garret.
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The variety of Greek spoken in ancient Attica, which became the literary language of ancient Greece.
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The space, often unfinished and with sloped walls, directly below the roof in the uppermost part of a house or other building, generally used for storage or habitation.

We went up to the attic to look for the boxes containing our childhood keepsakes.

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Relating to Athenian culture or architecture.
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Marked by the qualities that were characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined.
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An ancient Greek dialect spoken in Attica, Euboea, and the northern coastal regions of the Aegean Sea.
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Characterized by purity, simplicity, and elegant wit.

Attic prose.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
attic
Plural:
attics

Origin of attic

  • 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 from French attique from attique Attic from Latin Atticus Attic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin Atticus from Greek Attikos from Attikē , Attica

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the practice of decorating the top storey of building façades in the Attic architectural style.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek Ἀττικός (Attikos, “related to Athens”).

    From Wiktionary