This page has two definitions of balcony in English. Balcony is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
From Italian balcone (“balcony, floor-length window”), from Old Italian balcone (“scaffold”) from Lombardic *balk, *balko (“beam”), from Proto-Germanic *balkô (“beam”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰelǵ- (“beam, pile, prop”). Akin to Old High German balco, balcho (“beam”), Old English balca (“beam, ridge”). More at balk.
balcony (plural balconies)
- (architecture) An accessible structure extending from a building, especially outside a window.
- 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, page 132:
- I sprang a step forward; when two shadows were distinctly traced on the moonlit myrtle! Then two figures stood upon the balcony. A young cavalier jumped from the balustrade, and hurried down the path that led to the garden, where I well remember a gate opened on an unfrequented lane.
- 2002, The Message translation of The Bible, Book of Acts 10:9–13
- The next day as the three travelers were approaching the town, Peter went out on the balcony to pray.
- An accessible structure overlooking a stage or the like.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 3, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, OCLC 483591931:
- Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.