What does balcony mean?

Definitions for balcony
ˈbæl kə nibal·cony

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. balconynoun

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

  2. balconynoun

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


  1. balconynoun

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

  2. balconynoun

    An accessible structure overlooking a stage.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Balconynoun

    A frame of iron, wood, or stone, before the window of a room.

    Etymology: balcon, Fr. balcone, Ital.

    Then pleasure came, who, liking not the fashion,
    Began to make balconies, terraces,
    Till she had weaken’d all by alteration. George Herbert.

    When dirty waters from balconies drop;
    And dext’rous damsels twirl the sprinkling mop. John Gay.


  1. Balcony

    A balcony (from Italian: balcone, "scaffold") is a platform projecting from the wall of a building, supported by columns or console brackets, and enclosed with a balustrade, usually above the ground floor.


  1. balcony

    A balcony is an outdoor platform or enclosure that extends from the side of a building, usually on an upper floor, enclosed by walls, a railing, or balustrades. It is typically accessed through a door or window from an inside room and is used for relaxation, entertainment, or architectural enhancement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Balconynoun

    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. Balconynoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Balcony

    balk′on-i (18th c., bal-kō′ni), n. a stage or platform projecting from the wall of a building within or without, supported by pillars or consoles, and surrounded with a balustrade or railing: in theatres, usually the gallery immediately above the dress circle.—n. Bal′conette, a miniature balcony.—adj. Bal′conied. [It. balcōnebalco, of Teut. origin; Old High Ger. balcho (Ger. balken), Eng. Balk.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. balcony

    The projecting open galleries of old line-of-battle ships' sterns, now disused. They were convenient and ornamental in hot climates, but were afterwards inclosed within sash windows.

Editors Contribution

  1. balcony

    A type of structure.

    Many types of apartments, flats and other properties have a balcony.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of balcony in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of balcony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of balcony in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Brown:

    There came to be a nice phenomenon of people praying on the balconies so that together, from balcony to balcony, they joined as ten men together.

  2. Fred Upton:

    I was in my office, but I have a balcony and I watched people go down the mall and I saw them come back, and I heard the noise and obviously was watching what happened. But it was real and shocking.

  3. Michael McGarry:

    Uniform minimum railing heights and balcony heights, structural barriers along with many other safety measures prevent passengers who are acting responsibly from falling off a cruise ship.

  4. Charlie Flanagan:

    It is with great sadness that I confirm that a number of young Irish citizens have lost their lives while a number of others have been seriously injured following the collapse of a balcony in Berkeley, California earlier today, my heart goes out to all the families and loved ones of the deceased and those who have been injured in this appalling accident. My Department in Dublin stands ready to provide all possible consular assistance to the Irish citizens affected by this tragedy.

  5. Brenda Torres:

    From our balcony, we can see the rock climbing wall.

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