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prostyle
plan of Greek Temple B
Selinunte, Sicily

pro·style

 (prō′stīl′)
adj.
Having a row of columns across the front only, as in some Greek and Roman temples.

[Latin prostȳlos, from Greek prostūlos : pro-, in front; see pro-2 + stūlos, pillar; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

prostyle

(ˈprəʊstaɪl)
adj
(Architecture) (of a building) having a row of columns in front, esp as in the portico of a Greek temple
n
(Architecture) a prostyle building, portico, etc
[C17: from Latin prostӯlos, from Greek: with pillars in front, from pro-2 + stulos pillar]

pro•style

(ˈproʊ staɪl)
adj.
(of a classical temple or other building) having a portico with columns on the front only.
[1690–1700; < Latin prostȳlos < Greek próstȳlos with pillars in front =pro- pro-2 + -stȳlos -style2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prostyle - marked by columniation having free columns in a portico only across the opening to the structure
apteral - having columns at one or both ends but not along the sides
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