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Definition of Attic

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

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

'American Horror' goes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience - 'Flowers in the Attic' paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like 'Let's Scare Jessica to Death.' It even has 'Go Ask Alice'-era urban legends.
Rob Sheffield

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 man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
Arthur Conan Doyle

The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody's guess.
James Thurber
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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