attic

An attic is an unfinished room at the very top of a house, just below the roof. It’s often the setting for creepy stories because it’s a room people don’t go in very often.

A finished attic is extra space you can use for a playroom, bedroom, or storage area. In fiction, it’s a great place to stash crazy people. In Charlotte Bronte’s book Jane Eyre, there’s a madwoman in the attic. Some attics don't even have floors that can be walked on, though — they're just empty space at the top of a house. An attic was originally called an attic storey, from the architectural term Attic order.

Primary Meanings of attic

1.
n
floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
2.
n
informal terms for a human head
Full Definitions of attic
1

n floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

Synonyms:
garret, loft
Types:
cockloft
a small loft or garret
hayloft, haymow, mow
a loft in a barn where hay is stored
Type of:
floor, level, storey, story
a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

n (architecture) a low wall at the top of the entablature; hides the roof

Type of:
wall
an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
2

n informal terms for a human head

Synonyms:
bean, bonce, dome, noggin, noodle
Type of:
human head
the head of a human being

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