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

Wiktionary

  1. balconynoun

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

    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.

  2. balconynoun

    An accessible structure overlooking a stage.

    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.

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

Freebase

  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. 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.

  2. Raysa Rodriguez:

    The building swayed like a sheet of paper. ... I ran to the balcony. I (opened) the doors and a wall of dust hit me.

  3. Mollie Fitzgerald:

    Get the square footage of the balcony for the cabin you are considering, the largest ones are often on the cabins at the front of the ship and/or at the rear – not the sides.

  4. Norwegian Jon Torp:

    I was in my room when I heard someone shouting. I went out on the balcony and could see a man wave a black flag with white writings on it. He was yelling loudly.

  5. Janet Snyder:

    A homeowner on Noni Farms Road who was sitting on a third-floor balcony got hit with lava spatter, it hit him on the shin and shattered everything there down on his leg.

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