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Meaning of PERISTYLE

Pronunciation:  'peri`stIl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a colonnade surrounding a building or enclosing a court
 

PERISTYLE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: colonnade

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per"i*style\, n. [L. peristylum, Gr. ?, ?; ? about +
? a column: cf. F. p['e]ristyle.] (Arch.)
A range of columns with their entablature, etc.;
specifically, a complete system of columns, whether on all
sides of a court, or surrounding a building, such as the
cella of a temple. Used in the former sense, it gives name to
the larger and inner court of a Roman dwelling, the
peristyle. See {Colonnade}.

 

 

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