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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n colonnade a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
    • n colonnade structure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns
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Under the beautiful colonnade of the Cathedral Under the beautiful colonnade of the Cathedral

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Colonnade (Arch) A series or range of columns placed at regular intervals with all the adjuncts, as entablature, stylobate, roof, etc.☞ When in front of a building, it is called a portico; when surrounding a building or an open court or square, a peristyle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n colonnade In architecture, any series or range of columns placed at certain intervals, called intercolumniations, from one another, such intervals varying according to the requirements of art and utility, and of the order employed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Colonnade kol-on-ād′ a range of columns placed at regular intervals: a similar row, as of trees.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. colonnade, It. colonnata, fr. colonna, column. See Colonel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. columna.


In literature:

The old Amalfi, with its palaces, its arches and colonnades, lies under the sea.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
The colonnade in the centre of the court was erected by Tahraka.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
We are again in the colonnade, where the camels have just waited so patiently.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
COLONNADE A row or rows of columns supporting a roof or building.
"Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them" by Sidney Heath
His Cossacks thronged the colonnade.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
An inscription giving the date of the completion of the new chateau as 1538 is above the portal of the colonnade.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
I have been walking to-day by a colonnade of beeches along the brawling Allan.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Architecturally considered, the combined effect of the group of buildings, arcade and colonnade, was as artistic as it was excellent.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
The corner house has a colonnade leading to the square.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
At intervals, a dusky night-bird, slow and low flying, passed in the colonnade of the tree stems and uttered a hoarse croaking cry.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Again Actaeon saw the Celtiberian shepherd in the colonnades, moving from one group of rustics to another, listening to their conversation.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Colonnades lined the streets of the towns in Syria and Asia Minor, and they were largely employed in Rome.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The interior is surrounded by a fine Ionic colonnade.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
The moon was shining through the windows and colonnades, but no human being was visible.
"A Christian But a Roman" by Mór Jókai
A colonnade ran along three sides of it, supported on slender pillars.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
Crates, as a true Cynic, straightway led his wife into one of the colonnades, and publicly celebrated his nuptials.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
On three sides ran a colonnade; in the middle of the fourth stood the elevated throne of Theodoric.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
There is a white theatre with a colonnade as quaint as all the rest.
"The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen" by Elizabeth von Arnim
Two great colonnaded streets intersected in the centre.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
The colonnade of the house consisted of about fifteen columns on each storey.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various

In poetry:

I pace the leafy colonnade,
Where level branches of the plane
Above me weave a roof of shade
Impervious to the sun and rain.
"Cadenabbia. Lake Of Como. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Let in the light! these windowed walls
Shall brook no shadowing colonnades,
But day shall flood the silent halls
Till o'er yon hills the sunset fades.
"For The Dedication Of The New City Library, Boston" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And within are colonnades;
Cool, dim aisles whose groin'd roof shades
From the noontide ray.
Silent courts and echoing halls
Where a fountain calls and calls
All the night and day.
"A Castle In Spain" by Cicely Fox Smith
For there no footstep treads the enchanted ground,
There not a sound the deep repose pervades,
Save winds and founts, diffusing freshness round,
Through the light domes and graceful colonnades.
"The Abencerrage : Canto I." by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
I rose; far music drew my steps in fond pursuit
Down tessellated floors and towering peristyles:
Through groves of colonnades fair lamps were blushing fruit,
On seas of green mosaic soft rugs were flowery isles.
"The Sultan's Palace" by Alan Seeger
And hardly hath he tasted, night or day,
Of drink or food, because of Agathe!
He sitteth in a dull and dreary mood,
Like statue in a ruin'd solitude,
Bearing the brent of sunlight and of shade
Over the marble of some colonnade.
"The Death-Wake, Or Lunacy - Chimera II" by Thomas Stoddart

In news:

Norman's 180 (180 Aragon Ave.) is slated to debut at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables by the end of 2009, punctuating the chef's two-and-a-half-year absence from the South Florida restaurant scene.
Making their directing debut, Charles and Kristin Nalley of Fr3lance Productions present "The Odd Couple," to be performed at The Colonnade for two weekends in October.
A cluster of buildings for restaurants, medical offices and retailers could soon go up in The Colonnade , a mixed-use development on Highway 84 near the Hollywood Jewel movie theater.
Colonnade Row: 428-34 Lafayette Street; Corinthian Columns That Have Seen Better Days.
Little Women' musical marches into Colonnade.
A modern-day " Ugly Duckling " musical, comes to Catoosa County Colonnade.
A juried exhibition and sale of 76 Thanksgiving, winter and holiday paintings by 11 members of the Regional Art Alliance are displayed in the Colonnade Hallway Galleries through Friday, Jan 4.
Next to a grand colonnade, the salt-water pool evokes Tinseltown decadence.
Now that the Obama and Romney campaigns have closed their headquarters in Chicago and Boston, the attention of the political world is shifting to an office suite tucked behind the colonnades of the Biltmore Hotel complex here.
White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers walks along the West Wing Colonnade of the White House in Washington, Friday.
Walk in the colonnade of the White House in Washington, Thursday to watch President Barack Obama depart from the Sou.
A modern-day "Ugly Duckling" musical, comes to Catoosa County Colonnade.
Battlefield Imaging invites ladies to Ladies Night Out on Nov 5 from 3:30-8 pm at the Catoosa County Colonnade on Benton Place campus.
'To Kill a Mockingbird' opens at Colonnade.
'To Kill a Mockingbird ' opens at Colonnade.