Doric order

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Doric order

n.
1. The oldest and simplest of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture, characterized by heavy fluted columns with plain, saucer-shaped capitals and no base.
2. A Roman order of similar design but with the addition of a base.
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Noun1.Doric order - the oldest and simplest of the Greek orders and the only one that normally has no baseDoric order - the oldest and simplest of the Greek orders and the only one that normally has no base
order - (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans
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The Doric temple preserves the semblance of the wooden cabin in which the Dorian dwelt.
Penshaw Monument, Sunderland, a Doric temple commemorating the 1st Earl of Durham
Among a total of 13 gigantic handsome figures under a magnificent Greek Doric temple roof is the tall and majestic Pharisee, who looks exactly like Moses by Michelangelo.
Enjoy a gentle, circular walk within the grounds of Blickling Hall and get up close to a gothic tower, a mausoleum, a doric temple and beautiful formal gardens.
It has a fine Greek Doric Temple front, detailed in fine ashlar stone.
Set in front of the hall's picturesque Doric Temple, it was a fabulous rendition of E Nesbitt's heartwarming tale of three children who after being separated from their father, accused of a crime he did not commit, move with their mother to Yorkshire where their lives centre around a fascination with the railway.
Then they travelled to Cyrene where they toured the 5th century BC Doric Temple of Zeus.
Other grand family tombs were sited in remote pastoral settings, such as the mausoleum at Cobham in Kent by James Wyatt, a powerful combination of Doric temple and pyramid.
As for Light-t woods Farm, brazenly displaying itself in full view of the house, Repton shrewdly suggested the erection of a Doric temple on the far side of the meadow, ringed by a copse of trees.