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Definition of ATTIC

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Attic \At"tic\, a. [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. [1913 Webster]

     {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}, n.

     {Attic style}, a style pure and elegant.
        [1913 Webster]

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

Attic \At"tic\, n. [In sense (a) from F. attique, orig. meaning Attic. See {Attic}, a.]
     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. [1913 Webster]

     2. An Athenian; an Athenian author.
        [1913 Webster]

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

66 Moby Thesaurus words for "attic":
     archives, armory, arsenal, attic room, bank, basement, bay, bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock, cellar, chest, closet, cockloft, conservatory, crate, crib, cupboard, depository, depot, dock, drawer, dump, exchequer, garret, glory hole, godown, hayloft, hold, hutch, junk room, library, locker, loft, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, rack, repertory, repository, reservoir, rick, shelf, sky parlor, stack, stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom, supply base, supply depot, tank, treasure house, treasure room, treasury, vat, vault, warehouse, wine cellar



Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "Attic":
     Ciceronian, aesthetic, artistic, biting, brilliant, chaste, choice, classic, classical, clear, clever, common, commonplace, direct, droll, easy, elegant, everyday, excellent, facetious, finished, funny, garden, garden-variety, graceful, gracile, homely, homespun, household, humorous, humorsome, in good taste, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, limpid, lucid, matter-of-fact, mordant, natural, neat, nimble-witted, nondescript, of choice, of quality, ordinary, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, pleasing, pointed, polished, prosaic, prosy, pungent, pure, pure and simple, quick-witted, quiet, rapier-like, refined, restrained, round, salt, salty, scintillating, sharp, simple, smart, sparkling, sprightly, straightforward, subdued, tasteful, terse, trim, unaffected, understated, unlabored, unobtrusive, well-chosen, whimsical, witty, workaday, workday


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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