One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A row of evenly spaced columns supporting a roof, an entablature, or arches.
row of columns, peristyleView synonyms
- ‘There's the Parthenon, built in 446 B.C., with its colonnade of Doric columns extending around the periphery of the entire structure.’
- ‘It consists of a central block with two small temples forming pavilions, all with grand porticoes and linked by colonnades.’
- ‘At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the building was extended by addition of east and west wings linked to the centre by colonnades tracing the path of the old road.’
- ‘Near the site museum is a row of truncated columns, part of the colonnade of a portico belonging to the forum.’
- ‘This screen of timber and steel shades the interiors and forms a colonnade running through the public facilities - exhibition, gallery, function, and cafe - to the new quadrangle.’
- ‘Concrete also stars in a colonnade of poured-in-place columns that runs along three of the courtyard's sides.’
- ‘Domes of turquoise and eggshell, arches and colonnades, all arranged with effortless rhythm and elegance.’
- ‘There is space for sitting at the inner plaza's center and dark, cool shade under colonnades at its edges.’
- ‘The reconstruction included the massive ornamental pylons with round balconies, classical columns, and a semicircular colonnade set on piers along the north and south sides’
- ‘One should perceive a bit further in the distance the colonnade forming the peristyle of the temple of Berecynthia.’
- ‘The rhythm of its open colonnade is echoed in that of the hall across the court.’
- ‘The traditional gallery house had covered spaces that opened to the outside through a colonnade or arcade.’
- ‘The triangular prismatic columns of the new colonnade restate this quality in geometry that invokes the cathedral's name.’
- ‘Unsullied nature, however, was to be carefully constructed and framed by the arches, colonnades, and balustrades of a proposed new northwestern highway entrance to the city.’
- ‘The old Getty in Malibu had been modelled after a Roman villa, all colonnades and porticos, and the new one, too, is full of Europeanate historical references.’
- ‘Park guided viewers through the next gallery with a colonnade of arches made of clear or translucent reinforced vinyl.’
- ‘Entablatures and colonnades are common structural features of basalt.’
- ‘Buildings are clustered to encourage student/faculty dialogue and are intersected by quaint plazas, terraces, lavender gardens, and colonnades.’
- ‘The rest of the structure is of bamboo: poles 80 to 100 mm in diameter are lashed together with rattan or connected by bolts to form roof trusses and the colonnade.’
- ‘The sight lines leading to the colonnade and entablature of the Parliament are left unobstructed.’
- 1.1 A row of trees or other tall objects.
- ‘A long colonnade of towers would line Atlantic Avenue, terracing down to a landscaped park bounded by low-rise residential buildings, scaled to the existing brownstone neighborhood just to the south.’
- ‘The eastern slope below Playfair's buildings has been pierced by a rusticated colonnade of battered piers framing large windows.’
- ‘Suddenly there was hardly a logging truck to be seen on Route 101, and the town's once-busy main street became a battered colonnade of crumbling facades and closed businesses.’
- ‘They look like an elegant row of columns, tiny enough for atomic-scale hide-and-seek, but these colonnades represent a new way to bring nanotechnology into mass production.’
Early 18th century: from French, from colonne ‘column’, from Latin columna.
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