Definitions for Balconyˈbæl kə ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bal•co•nyˈbæl kə ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.

  1. a balustraded or railed elevated platform projecting from the wall of a building.

    Category: Architecture

  2. a gallery in a theater.

Origin of balcony:

1610–20; < It balcone < Langobardic (cf. OHG balc(h)o beam; see balk )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. balcony(noun)

    an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium

  2. balcony(noun)

    a platform projecting from the wall of a building and surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. balcony(noun)ˈbæl kə ni

    an outside sitting area at the upper window of a house

    a balcony overlooking the gardens

  2. balconyˈbæl kə ni

    an upper seating area in a theater

    people sitting in the balcony


  1. balcony(Noun)

    An accessible structure extending from a building, especially outside a window.

  2. balcony(Noun)

    An accessible structure overlooking a stage.

  3. Origin: From balcone "balcony, floor-length window" from Old balcone "scaffold", of origin, from * from balkô, from bhelg'-. Akin to balco, balca. More at balk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Balcony(noun)

    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. Balcony(noun)

    a projecting gallery once common at the stern of large ships


  1. Balcony

    Balcony, a platform projecting from the wall of a building, supported by columns or console brackets, and enclosed with a balustrade.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Balcony' in Nouns Frequency: #2798

Translations for Balcony

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a platform built out from the wall of a building

Many hotel rooms have balconies.

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