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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Balcony \Bal"co*ny\ (b[a^]l"k[-o]*n[y^]; 277), n.; pl.
Balconies (b[a^]l"k[-o]*n[i^]z). [It. balcone; cf. It.
balco, palco, scaffold, fr. OHG. balcho, palcho, beam, G.
balken. See Balk beam.]
1. (Arch.) 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. A projecting gallery once common at the stern of large
Note: "The accent has shifted from the second to the first
syllable within these twenty years." --Smart (1836).
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor
in an auditorium
2: a platform projecting from the wall of a building and
surrounded by a balustrade or railing or parapet
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "balcony":
auditorium, box, box seat, catafalque, dais, dress circle,
emplacement, estrade, fauteuil, floor, gallery, heliport, hustings,
landing, landing pad, landing stage, launching pad, loge,
nigger heaven, orchestra, orchestra circle, paradise, parquet,
parquet circle, parterre, peanut gallery, pit, platform, podium,
proscenium boxes, pulpit, rostrum, soapbox, stage, stall,
standing room, step terrace, stump, terrace, theatre stall,
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