peristyle definition

  • noun:
    • some articles surrounding a building or enclosing a court.
    • A court enclosed by articles.
    • colonnade surrounding a courtyard, temple, etc.
    • A courtyard; the area surrounded by a colonnade.
    • A porch in the middle of columns.
    • a selection of articles using their entablature, etc.; particularly, a complete system of columns, whether on all edges of a court, or surrounding a building, including the cella of a temple. Found in the former feeling, it provides title on bigger and internal courtroom of a Roman dwelling, the peristyle. See colonnade.
    • In design, a variety or ranges of articles surrounding any part, as the cella of a Greek temple, or any where, as a court or cloister, and/or atrium of a classical household. See slices under Greek and opisthodomos.
    • a colonnade surrounding a building or enclosing a court

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