Definitions for: Balcony

[n] a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet
[n] an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium

Webster (1913) Definition: Bal"co*ny, n.; pl. Balconies. [It. balcone; cf. It.
balco, palco, scaffold, fr. OHG. balcho, pa?cho, beam, G.
balken. See Balk beam.]
1. (Arch.) A platform projecting from the wall of a building,
usually resting on brackets or consoles, and inclosed by a
parapet; as, a balcony in front of a window. Also, a
projecting gallery in places of amusement; as, the balcony
in a theater.

2. A projecting gallery once common at the stern of large

Note: ``The accent has shifted from the second to the first
syllable within these twenty years.'' --Smart (1836).

See Also: balusters, balustrade, banister, bannister, box, construction, family circle, first balcony, gallery, handrail, loge, mezzanine, peanut gallery, second balcony, structure, upper balcony

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