I. noun 1. a platform enclosed by a wall or balustrade on the outside of a building, with access from an upper-floor window or door. • the glass doors opened on to a balcony with a view of the park.
2. ( the balcony) — the highest tier of seats in a theatre, above the dress or upper circle. 3. the upstairs seats in a cinema. 4.
(N. Amer.) the dress circle in a theatre.
II. derivatives balconied /ˈbalkəniːd / adjective
– origin early 17th cent.: from Italian balcone, probably ultimately of Germanic origin.