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Meaning of BALCONY

Pronunciation:  'balkunee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet
  2. [n]  an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium

BALCONY is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: balusters, balustrade, banister, bannister, box, construction, family circle, first balcony, gallery, handrail, loge, mezzanine, peanut gallery, second balcony, structure, upper balcony



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bal"co*ny\, n.; pl. {Balconies}. [It. balcone; cf. It.
balco, palco, scaffold, fr. OHG. balcho, pa?cho, beam, G.
balken. See {Balk} beam.]
1. (Arch.) A platform projecting from the wall of a building,
   usually resting on brackets or consoles, and inclosed by a
   parapet; as, a balcony in front of a window. Also, a
   projecting gallery in places of amusement; as, the balcony
   in a theater.

2. A projecting gallery once common at the stern of large

Note: ``The accent has shifted from the second to the first
      syllable within these twenty years.'' --Smart (1836).

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of or dream that you are on a balcony, refers to your desire to be seen and noticed. It may also mean that you are on your way up the social ladder.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: auditorium, box, box seat, catafalque, dais, dress circle, emplacement, estrade, fauteuil, floor, gallery, heliport, hustings, landing, landing pad, landing stage, launching pad, loge, nigger heaven, orchestra, orchestra circle, paradise, parquet, parquet circle, parterre, peanut gallery, pit, platform, podium, proscenium boxes, pulpit, rostrum, soapbox, stage, stall, standing room, step terrace, stump, terrace, theatre stall, tribunal, tribune