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Definition of Attic


  1. 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.
  2. A low story above the main order or orders of a facade, in the classical styles; -- a term introduced in the 17th century. Hence:
  3. A room or rooms behind that part of the exterior; all the rooms immediately below the roof.
  4. An Athenian; an Athenian author.

Attic Quotations

But the real interesting stuff is in the cellar and the attic.
Sherman Alexie

I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
Arthur Conan Doyle

Being 'contented' ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus. Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement. To act, an actor has to have words. A stage. a camera turning.
Paul Muni

I was a daughterless mother. I had nowhere to put the things a mother places on her daughter. The nail polish I used to paint our toenails hardened. Our favorite videos gathered dust. Her small apron was in a box in the attic. Her shoes - the sparkly ones, the leopard rain boots, the ballet slippers - stood in a corner.
Ann Hood
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Attic Translations

attic in Afrikaans is Atties
attic in Danish is loftsrum
attic in Dutch is zolderkamer
attic in Dutch is Attisch
attic in Dutch is dakkamertje
attic in German is Dachkammer, Dachkammer, Dachstube
attic in Italian is abbaino, deposito, soffitta
attic in Latin is cenaculum
attic in Norwegian is loft
attic in Spanish is zaquizami, desvan
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