Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

stoa

play
noun \ˈstō-ə\

Definition of stoa

  1. :  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


Learn More about stoa


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up stoa? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a division or portion of a pool or whole

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1926873504

Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?

tetchy flashy superficial gregarious
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ