Definitions of attic

  1. ( architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof
  2. The room or space immediately beneath the roof of a house.
  3. Pertaining to Attica; elegant; classical.
  4. The low topmost story of a house.
  5. A half- story next the roof; a garret.
  6. A native of Attica; the Attic dialect of Greek. A low storey erected over a principal order, generally decorated with pilasters and a cornice, but having neither capital nor base; usually an uppermost room in a house where the ceiling is square with the sides, to distinguish it from a garret, but the latter is also frequently termed an attic. Attic wit, or Attic salt, poignant, delicate wit, such as the Athenians were famous for. Attic style, a pure, classical, and elegant style. Attic faith, inviolable faith. Attic dialect, the dialect of Greek spoken by the Athenians. Attic base, a peculiar base, consisting of an upper torus, a scotia, and lower torus, with fillets between them, used by ancient architects in the lonic order or column, and sometimes in the Doric. Attic order, an order of small square pillars at the uppermost extremity of a building. Attic storey, the upper storey of a house.
  7. In arch., a plain or decorated parapet- wall on the upper part of the facade of a building; an Athenian.
  8. The fiat or floor on the upper part of a house; a garret.
  9. 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.
  10. A room or rooms behind that part of the exterior; all the rooms immediately below the roof.
  11. An Athenian; an Athenian author.
  12. A low story above the main order or orders of a facade, in the classical styles; - a term introduced in the 17th century. Hence:
  13. Pertaining to Attica or to Athens: chaste, elegant.
  14. Of or pertaining to Attica or Athens in Greece; classic; witty.
  15. Pertaining to Attica, or to its principal city, Athens.
  16. Pert. to Attica, a town in Greece; elegant; classical.
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