Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A series of columns placed at regular intervals.
  • noun A structure composed of columns placed at regular intervals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In architecture, any series or range of columns placed at certain intervals, called intercolumniations, from one another, such intervals varying according to the requirements of art and utility, and of the order employed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch.) A series or range of columns placed at regular intervals with all the adjuncts, as entablature, stylobate, roof, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A series of columns at regular intervals.
  • noun peristyle
  • noun portico, stoa

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
  • noun structure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, alteration of colonnate, from Italian colonnato, from colonna, column, from Latin columna; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

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From French colonnade.

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