attic attic  /ˈæ tɪk/


  1. (n) floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
  2. (n) the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
  3. (n) informal terms for a human head
  4. (n) (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof
  5. (adj) of or relating to Attica or its inhabitants or to the dialect spoken in Athens in classical times


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  1. Now I know I have an attic.
  2. With a diary kept in a secret attic, she braved the Nazis and lent a searing voice to the fight for human dignity.
  3. In August 2005, as the awful hurricane battered New Orleans, Kim and her husband Scott Roberts saved lives by bringing flood victims to the attic of their house in the Ninth Ward.


  1. Attic Access Solutions for the New Building and Energy Codes

    Due to the recent IRC, IBC and IECC Code changes, it may be difficult to select an attic access solution for residential / multifamily / apartment / condominium projects that meets the new Building and Energy Codes. (PRWeb June 15, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Your Place: Keep attic-steps insulation in summer

    Question: We have an attic with a set of steps that pulls down from the ceiling. In the winter, we keep an insulated foam dome in the attic that covers the folded steps and the trap door that they are attached to.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. Attic fire causes moderate damage to home

    An attic fire at 4226 Whiteford Lane on Sunday night caused moderate damage to a home.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

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  1. "I had an uncle who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps. The story in our family was that when he came home, he just went up into the attic and he didn't leave the house for six...
    on May 27, 2004 By: Barack Obama Source: Newsday

  2. "Not only has Harold Pinter written some of the outstanding plays of his time, he has also blown fresh air into the musty attic of conventional English literature, by insisting that everything he does has a public and political dimension," said...
    on Oct 13, 2005 By: David Hare Source: CBS News

  3. "The fires were approximately 2 miles from his home, where he lives with his parents, and his dad has a broken leg and wanted some items from the attic. He reached up to grab one box and a heavy one on top of it fell directly on his shoulder. At...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Dave Dombrowski Source: Forbes

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