Dictionary

stoa

stoa

noun \ˈstō-ə\

Definition of STOA

:  an ancient Greek portico usually walled at the back with a front colonnade designed to afford a sheltered promenade

Origin of STOA

Greek; akin to Greek stylos pillar — more at steer
First Known Use: 1603

Rhymes with STOA

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: stoachPrevious Word in the Dictionary: STOAll Words Near: stoa
March 02, 2015
chatoyant Hear it
Having a changeable luster or color
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears