from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having eight frontal columns in the portico, as in some Greek temples.
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- adj. Having eight columns in the front row (of a portico etc.)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See octostyle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In architecture, having, or characterized by the presence of, eight columns, as a portico or a building having eight columns in front.
- n. A building having eight columns in front; especially, a Greek or Roman temple having that number of columns in the front row of the portico.
Latin octastȳlus, from Greek oktastūlos : okta-, octa- + stūlos, pillar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)