Meaning of BALCONY in English
/ ˈbælkəni; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )
a platform that is built on the upstairs outside wall of a building, with a wall or rail around it. You can get out onto a balcony from an upstairs room.
an area of seats upstairs in a theatre
—see also circle , first balcony
early 17th cent.: from Italian balcone , probably ultimately of Germanic origin.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005