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Definition of the noun attic

What does attic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • attic: attics
  • Attic: -

  1. floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of attic: garret / loft
    • more generic words: floor / level / storey / story = a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    • more specific words:
    • part of: house = a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
  2. the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
  3. informal terms for a human head
  4. (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof
    • domain: architecture
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: wall = an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness
    • part of: entablature = the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof

Alternative definition of the noun attic


  1. 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.

Definition of the adjective attic

What does attic mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the dialect spoken in Athens in classical times

Alternative definition of the adjective attic


  1. Relating to Athenian culture or architecture.


Attic is a musical group, webpage.

  • album: "The Invocation"


  1. "Attic" is a musical EP of Jetro.
    • released on
  2. "Attic" is a musical album of Granular Injections.


  1. "Attic" a.k.a. "Attic." is a book by Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston.
    • also known as "Attic"
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 2001-01-01
  2. "Attic" is a book by Katherine Dunn.


Attic: An attic or a loft is a space found directly below the pitched roof of a house or other building. As attics fill the space between the ceiling of the top floor of a building and the slanted roof, they are known for being awkwardly shaped spaces with exposed rafters and difficult-to-reach corners.

Phrases with Attic

  1. attic fan
  2. Attic Salt
  3. Attic Faith
  4. Toys in the Attic

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Attic

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Google previewA Study Guide for Susan Mitchell's "The Dead"

by Gale, Cengage Learning

However, employed as an adjective, attic means pertaining to or characteristic of Greece or Athens, and is typically used in connection with ancient Greece. Thus the poet's choice of the word conveys a less literal meaning, inviting readers to ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Attic An attic is a space found directly below the pitched ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

Compounds include: Attic base: commonest *base of a Classical column (used with all *Orders except Greek *Doric and (properly) *Tuscan) consisting of ( usually) a *plinth over which is a large convex *torus ring, a *fillet, then a convex * scotia ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2001)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Attic. The Attic Bee, Soph'ocles (B.C. 495-405), the tragic poet, a native of Athens : so ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (2006)

by James Stevens Curl

Attic base. Commonest type of *base of a Classical column (used with all *Orders except Greek *Doric and (properly) *Tuscan) consisting of(usually) a *plinth over which is a large convex *torus ring, a *fillet, then a convex *scotia, then another ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture (2004)

by Stephen Sennott

The undulating attic and roof of Casa Mila serve as a base for the elaborate sculptural forms housing the building's ventilation shafts, chimneys, and access structures, which collectively produce Casa Mila's distinctive roofline. The roof is ...

Google previewCraftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms (1994)

by James T. Frane

attic ventilator asphaltic plastic cement - an asphalt- based roof cement that remains pliable at low temperatures. Also called flashing cement. asphalt lute - a rake ...

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The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past. (Robertson Davies)
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Scrabble value of A1T1T1I1C3

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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