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Meaning of ATTIC

Pronunciation:  'atik, 'atik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof
  2. [n]  floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
  3. [n]  informal terms for a human head
  4. [n]  the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens
  5. [adj]  of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the dialect spoken in Athens in classical times; "Attic Greek"

ATTIC is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: bean, bonce, Classical Greek, dome, garret, loft, noggin, noodle
 See Also: Ancient Greek, cockloft, entablature, floor, hayloft, house, human head, level, mow, storey, story, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \At"tic\, a. [L. Atticus, Gr. ?.]
    Of or pertaining to Attica, in Greece, or to Athens, its
    principal city; marked by such qualities as were
    characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined.
    {Attic base} (Arch.), a peculiar form of molded base for a
       column or pilaster, described by Vitruvius, applied under
       the Roman Empire to the Ionic and Corinthian and ``Roman
       Doric'' orders, and imitated by the architects of the
    {Attic faith}, inviolable faith.
    {Attic purity}, special purity of language.
    {Attic salt}, {Attic wit}, a poignant, delicate wit, peculiar
       to the Athenians.
    {Attic story}. See {Attic}, n.
    {Attic style}, a style pure and elegant.
  2. \At"tic\, n. [In sense (a) from F. attique, orig. meaning
    Attic. See {Attic}, a.]
    1. (Arch.)
       (a) A low story above the main order or orders of a
           facade, in the classical styles; -- a term introduced
           in the 17th century. Hence:
       (b) A room or rooms behind that part of the exterior; all
           the rooms immediately below the roof.
    2. An Athenian; an Athenian author.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: The attic, being an upper room, shows you have lofty aspirations that you will have much difficulty with, but will win out to your goals after an extended period of time. If the attic is well appointed, and brightly lit, then you will have luck with either love or matrimony. The attic can also represent the mind, and if the attic is chaotic this will be a sign telling you to organize your thoughts for better living.
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