Definition of Peristyle

1. Noun. A colonnade surrounding a building or enclosing a court.

Generic synonyms: Colonnade
Derivative terms: Peristylar



Definition of Peristyle

1. n. 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.

Definition of Peristyle

1. Noun. colonnade surrounding a courtyard, temple, etc. ¹

2. Noun. A courtyard; the space surrounded by a colonnade. ¹

3. Noun. A porch surrounded by columns. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peristyle

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Medical Definition of Peristyle

1. 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. Origin: L. Peristylum, Gr,; about + a column: cf. F. Peristyle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peristyle

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peristyle (current term)
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Literary usage of Peristyle

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1. Architecture as a Branch of Aesthetic, Psychologically Treated by Denton Jaques Snider (1905)
"We have already noted that this peristyle must be regarded as the first ... Let us always remember that the Hellenic peristyle is not simply a row of ..."

2. Foreign Topography; Or, An Encyclopedick Account, Alphabetically Arranged by Thomas Dudley Fosbroke (1828)
"He mentions stair-cases, but does not point out their situations." 246. Plan of a Greek House, from the same. In the first peristyle were the ..."

3. Monuments of the Early Church by Walter Lowrie (1901)
"In the Greek or Roman house there was respectively but one room — the peristyle or the atrium — which could have served for Christian assemblies. ..."

4. Sculpture: The Reliefs from the Theater by Mary C. Sturgeon (1977)
"Upper 3 fragments: next to east wall of peristyle court. Torso fragment: road west of Shear ... Near fountain in south center of peristyle court. H 7—3. ..."

5. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"If the columns of the peristyle are to be made in the Doric style, take the modules which I have given in the fourth book, on the Doric order, ..."

6. Dalmatia, the Quarnero and Istria, with Cettigne in Montenegro and the by Sir Thomas Graham Jackson (1887)
"THE peristyle COURT of the palace, now the Piazza del Duomo, was at the time of our visit, as I have explained, so encumbered with hoarding and scaffolding ..."

7. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Biographical and Critical by Michael Bryan (1886)
"Interior of the peristyle of a Monastery. 1830. (Louvre, FORD, MICHAEL, an Irish engraver in mezzotint, was probably a pupil of John Brooks, ..."

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