balcony

  • 1 Balcony — (from Italian balcone , scaffold; cf. High German balcho , beam, balk; probably cognate with Persian term بالكانه bālkāneh or its older variant پالكانه pālkāneh [ Dehkhoda Persian Dictionary] ), a kind of platform projecting from the wall of a… …

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  • 2 Balcony — Bal co*ny (b[a^]l k[ o]*n[y^]; 277), n.; pl. {Balconies} (b[a^]l k[ o]*n[i^]z). [It. balcone; cf. It. balco, palco, scaffold, fr. OHG. balcho, palcho, beam, G. balken. See {Balk} beam.] 1. (Arch.) A platform projecting from the wall of a building …

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  • 3 balcony — 1610s, from It. balcone, from balco scaffold (from Langobardic *balko beam, Cf. O.E. balca beam, ridge; see BALK (Cf. balk)) + Italian augmentative suffix one. Till c.1825, regularly accented on the second syllable …

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  • 4 balcony — [n] porch or structure above the ground balustrade, box*, catwalk, gallery, mezzanine, piazza, platform, porch, portico, stoop, terrace, veranda; concept 440 …

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  • 5 balcony — ► NOUN (pl. balconies) 1) an enclosed platform on the outside of a building, with access from an upper floor window or door. 2) the highest tier of seats in a theatre or cinema. DERIVATIVES balconied adjective. ORIGIN Italian balcone …

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  • 6 balcony — [bal′kə nē] n. pl. balconies [It balcone < Langobardic * balko , akin to OHG balcho, beam: for IE base see BALK] 1. a platform projecting from the wall of an upper floor of a building and enclosed by a railing 2. an upper floor of rows of… …

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  • 7 balcony — balconied, adj. /bal keuh nee/, n., pl. balconies. 1. a balustraded or railed elevated platform projecting from the wall of a building. 2. a gallery in a theater. [1610 20; < It balcone balcony, floor length window < Langobardic (cf. OHG balc(h)o …

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  • 8 balcony — [[t]bæ̱lkəni[/t]] balconies 1) N COUNT A balcony is a platform on the outside of a building, above ground level, with a wall or railing around it. 2) N SING The balcony in a theatre or cinema is an area of seats above the main seating area. Syn:… …

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  • 9 balcony — noun 1) the balcony of the hotel Syn: veranda, terrace, balustrade, patio 2) the applause from the balcony Syn: gallery, dress circle, loge, upper tier, upper deck; choir loft; informal gods …

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  • 10 balcony */ — UK [ˈbælkənɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms balcony : singular balcony plural balconies 1) a place where you can stand just outside an upper window. It sticks out from the wall of a building. 2) theatre an upper floor in a theatre or cinema… …

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  • 11 balcony — noun Balcony is used before these nouns: ↑rail, ↑window …

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  • 12 balcony — bal|co|ny [ˈbælkəni] n plural balconies [Date: 1600 1700; : Italian; Origin: balcone] 1.) a structure that you can stand on, that is attached to the outside wall of a building, above ground level ▪ Has your flat got a balcony? 2.) the seats… …

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  • 13 balcony — [17] Balcony entered English from Italian balcone, but it seems to be ultimately of Germanic origin. It was probably borrowed into Old Italian, with the meaning ‘scaffold’. from Germanic *balkon ‘beam’, source of English balk – perhaps from the… …

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  • 14 balcony — balkonas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Didelis iškyšulys uolos sienoje, ant kurio gali sėdomis įsitaisyti alpinistas. kilmė it. balcone atitikmenys: angl. balcony vok. Balkon, m rus. балкон …

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  • 15 balcony — balkonas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Išsikišusi iš sienų, atitverta aikštelė ant sijų sporto salėje. Paprastai balkonas yra žiūrovų salės aukštas. kilmė it. balcone atitikmenys: angl. balcony vok. Balkon, m rus. балкон …

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  • 16 balcony — [17] Balcony entered English from Italian balcone, but it seems to be ultimately of Germanic origin. It was probably borrowed into Old Italian, with the meaning ‘scaffold’. from Germanic *balkon ‘beam’, source of English balk – perhaps from the… …

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  • 17 balcony — noun (plural nies) Etymology: Italian balcone, from Old Italian, large window, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German balko beam more at balk Date: 1618 1. a platform that projects from the wall of a building and is enclosed by a parapet or… …

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  • 18 balcony — noun a) An accessible structure extending from a building, especially outside a window. b) An accessible structure overlooking a stage …

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  • 19 balcony —    Any projection on the wall of a cave large enough to support one or more persons [10] …

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  • 20 balcony — Synonyms and related words: auditorium, box, box seat, catafalque, dais, dress circle, emplacement, estrade, fauteuil, floor, gallery, heliport, hustings, landing, landing pad, landing stage, launching pad, loge, nigger heaven, orchestra,… …

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