a balustraded or railed elevated platform projecting from the wall of a building.
a gallery in a theater.
Sheen shouted to one of his goddesses calling to him from the balcony.
Charlie Sheen’s “Winningest” Interview Moments The Daily Beast Video February 28, 2011
That’s why, during his address from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy, he didn’t mention you or your accusations once.
How Legitimate Was My Rape? Justin Green August 19, 2012
Orchestra seats cost $100; mezzanine is $75; and balcony, $50.
Here’s the Program for Women in the World Texas! October 1, 2014
Why does Don sit out in the cold at the end of the episode—alone on his balcony in his bathrobe?
Jon Hamm on the Final Season of ‘Mad Men’ and the Advice He Got From Bryan Cranston and Tina Fey Andrew Romano April 13, 2014
In the other, a gorgeous medical technician is found hanging from a balcony, totally nude, her hands and feet bound.
Mysterious Death at Mogul’s Mansion Christine Pelisek July 19, 2011
When the end came it was like falling out of a balcony into the street.
The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
To his surprise it was full—orchestra, balcony, and gallery.
The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
Quick as thought I found my feet again, and before anyone could prevent me, leaped out on to the balcony.
The Strand Magazine, Volume VII, Issue 41, May, 1894 Various
And once more Betty took a swift departure by way of the balcony door.
An Australian Lassie Lilian Turner
Sunlight, lovely full sunlight, lingered warm and still on the balcony.
Aaron’s Rod D. H. Lawrence
noun (pl) -nies
a platform projecting from the wall of a building with a balustrade or railing along its outer edge, often with access from a door or window
a gallery in a theatre or auditorium, above the dress circle
(US & Canadian) any circle or gallery in a theatre or auditorium including the dress circle
1610s, from Italian balcone, from balco “scaffold,” from a Germanic source (perhaps Langobardic *balko- “beam,” cf. Old English balca “beam, ridge;” see balk) + Italian augmentative suffix -one. Till c.1825, regularly accented on the second syllable.
having little or no hair on the scalp: a bald head; a bald person. destitute of some natural growth or covering: a bald mountain. lacking detail; bare; plain; unadorned: a bald prose style. open; undisguised: a bald lie. Zoology. having white on the head: the bald eagle. Automotive. (of a tire) having the tread completely […]
- Bald cypress
a tree, Taxodium distichum, of swampy areas of the southern U.S., having featherlike needles and cone-shaped projections growing up from the roots, yielding a hardwood used in construction, shipbuilding, etc. Historical Examples In this respect the tree is like the larch and the bald cypress. Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison There are nine recognized […]
- Bald eagle
a large, fish-eating eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, of the U.S. and Canada, having dark golden-brown back and wings, and white plumage on the head and tail in the adult: some recently endangered populations are now recovering. Contemporary Examples Besides the bald eagle on the Presidential Seal, who holds 13 arrows in one claw and an olive […]
barefaced (def 2). Contemporary Examples Its nuclear program is a bald-faced attempt at regional hegemony, one that comes closer to fruition with each passing day. James Kirchick on How Biden Gets it Wrong (Again) in Newsweek James Kirchick December 20, 2011 The astonishing thing about such opportunism is that it is so bald-faced. Our Gutless […]