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ˈproʊ staɪlprostyle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prostyle, pseudoprostyleadjective

    marked by columniation having free columns in a portico only across the opening to the structure

Wiktionary

  1. prostylenoun

    A building having pillars only along the front side

  2. prostyleadjective

    Having pillars only along the front side

  3. Etymology: πρόστυλος.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prostylenoun

    A building that has only pillars in the front. Dict.

    Etymology: prostyle, Fr. πϱὸστυλος.

Wikipedia

  1. Prostyle

    Prostyle is an architectural term designating temples (especially Greek and Roman) featuring a row of columns on the front. The term is often used as an adjective when referring to the portico of a classical building, which projects from the main structure. First used in Etruscan and Greek temples, this motif was later incorporated by the Romans into their temples. Examples of prostyle include the Temple of Athena Nike, Akropolis, Athens, a prostyle tetrastyle (i.e. with four columns). There are also prostyle hexastyle and prostyle octastyle temples. This architectural element probably originated in the eastern Greek isles in the 8th century BCE, but there are also many examples in archaic temples in southern Italy.The subsequent evolution of temple design came with the amphiprostyle, where there are rows of columns both in front and at the back of the temple.

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  1. prostyle

    Prostyle is an architectural term referring to a classical temple or building that has a row of columns standing before the front of the cella or main building, creating a porch. It typically refers to structures from Greek and Roman architecture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prostyleadjective

    having columns in front

  2. Prostylenoun

    a prostyle portico or building

  3. Etymology: [L. prostylus, Gr. ; before + pillar, column: cf. F. prostyle.]

Wikidata

  1. Prostyle

    Prostyle is an architectural term defining free standing columns across the front of a building, as often in a portico. The term is often used as an adjective when referring to the portico of a classical building which projects from the main structure. First used in Etruscan and Greek temples, the Romans later on incorporated this motif in their temples. Example: Temple of Athena Nike, Akropolis, Athens, Greece This architectural style probably originated in the eastern Greek isles in the 8th century B.C., however there are also many examples in archaic temples in southern Italy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prostyle

    prō′stīl, adj. (archit.) having a range of detached columns in front.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostyle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prostyle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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