from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Architecture A series of columns placed at regular intervals.
- n. Architecture A structure composed of columns placed at regular intervals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A series of columns at regular intervals.
- n. peristyle
- n. portico, stoa
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A series or range of columns placed at regular intervals with all the adjuncts, as entablature, stylobate, roof, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
- n. structure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns
SI's editors must have said, "No a colonnade is a row of columns -- you know, something architectural-like."
I had better luck just below Trafalgar Square, where the Old Admiralty Building stands intact, screened off behind a handsome neoclassical colonnade from the broad avenue of government buildings called Whitehall.
Around the frieze above the colonnade are the names of 44 battles from the American Revolution to the Spanish-American War.
But, here, amazingly, Wolf, we still have power, our cell phones still working, although we must say, on the skylight of what I would call the colonnade, they have been crashing within the last half-hour.
The western colonnade, which is by far the best preserved, has been examined by two trenches, while in 2006 a sounding within the shops behind the actual colonnade was executed.
Surmounting each arch of the colonnade is a small dome: in all there are a hundred and twenty, and at different points arise seven minarets, dating from various epochs, and of somewhat varying altitudes and architecture.
The guides led the cavalcade up through the long colonnade, which is terminated by a triumphal arch, the shaft of each of the pillars having a projecting pedestal, or console, on which a statue once stood.
After dinner I walked by starlight along the Ionic colonnade, which is a further continuation northwards of the Corinthian, and found nearly the whole length, with the intermediate pavement, remaining, consisting of squares about two feet in length, laid down in diamond pattern.
Among the frescoes on the walls under the colonnade was the famous
Through the lovely rounded arches of this encircling colonnade, which is elevated a few feet, one looks down into the beauty of the court, or out across it to the richly fretted walls.