American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Greek Mythology Of, relating to, or characteristic of Athena.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by wisdom or study.
- adj. Of or characteristic of the Renaissance architectural style of Andrea Palladio.
- adj. Of or characteristic of an architectural style of the mid-18th century derived from that of Andrea Palladio, especially in Britain.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the goddess Pallas or her attributes; pertaining to wisdom, knowledge, or study.
- Of or pertaining to or introduced by Andrea Palladio (1518-80), an Italian architect of the Renaissance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Arch.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a variety of the revived classic style of architecture, founded on the works of Andrea Palladio, an Italian architect of the 16th century.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Greek goddess Athena, also called Pallas.
- adj. Pertaining to wisdom or knowledge; -- Athena being the goddess of wisdom.
- n. (Arch.) A follower of the architectural style of Andrea Palladio.
- adj. referring to or relating to or having the style of architecture created by Andrea Palladio
- From Latin Palladius, from Greek Palladios, from Pallas, Pallad-, Pallas Athena. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He built what became known as the Palladian villas, beautiful homes for wealthy landowners.”
“Palladian, that is not a small dog, that is a medium to small dog.”
“I certainly don't mean to call Palladian's judgment into question.”
“They don't call Palladian "Dirty Sanchez" for nothing.”
“It has focussed the raw material of Masonic hostility towards the Catholic Church; as it is anti-Christian in religion, so is it revolutionary in politics; and once more, it is called the Palladian Order.”
“But I regret that she has rechristened as simply "Venetian" the immensely popular classical window-form - a round-headed opening flanked by two rectangular apertures - that I've always called "Palladian.”
“Palladio, as a new exhibition at the National Building Museum reminds us, is the single most pervasive influence on American architecture, to the point that it can be difficult to distinguish "Palladian" ideas from generically American ones.”
“But "Palladian" is the dictionary definition of a style of refined classical architecture that was adopted all over the world and is still alive today.”
“I have a rather caustic personality sometimes, and for better or usually worse, I vent my petty anger and frustration through the guise of "Palladian".”
“Someone who calls himself "Palladian" doesn't seem to like Gehry.”
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