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peristyle
plan of the Temple of Apollo
Thermon, Greece

per·i·style

 (pĕr′ĭ-stīl′)
n.
1. A series of columns surrounding a building or enclosing a court.
2. A court enclosed by columns.

[French péristyle, from Latin peristȳlum, from Greek peristūlon, from neuter of peristūlos, surrounded by columns : peri-, peri- + stūlos, pillar; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

per′i·sty′lar (-stī′lər) adj.

peristyle

(ˈpɛrɪˌstaɪl)
n
1. (Architecture) a colonnade that surrounds a court or building
2. (Architecture) an area that is surrounded by a colonnade
[C17: via French from Latin peristӯlum, from Greek peristulon, from peri- + stulos column]
ˌperiˈstylar adj

per•i•style

(ˈpɛr əˌstaɪl)

n.
1. a colonnade surrounding a building or an open space.
2. an open space, as a courtyard, surrounded by a colonnade.
[1605–15; < Latin peristȳlum < Greek perístȳlon, n. use of neuter of perístȳlos surrounded with columns]
per`i•sty′lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peristyle - a colonnade surrounding a building or enclosing a courtperistyle - a colonnade surrounding a building or enclosing a court
colonnade - structure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns
Translations

peristyle

[ˈperɪstaɪl] Nperistilo m

peristyle

nPeristyl nt