3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Attic \At"tic\, adjective [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 Renaissance.

{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}, noun

{Attic style}, a style pure and elegant.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Attic \At"tic\, noun [In sense (a) from F. attique, orig. meaning Attic. See {Attic}, adjective]

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the dialect spoken in Athens in classical times; "Attic Greek"


1: floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage [syn: {loft}, {attic}, {garret}]

2: the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia [syn: {Attic}, {Ionic}, {Ionic dialect}, {Classical Greek}]

3: informal terms for a human head [syn: {attic}, {bean}, {bonce}, {noodle}, {noggin}, {dome}]

4: (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof

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