colonnade

noun
col·on·nade | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈnād \

Definition of colonnade 

: a series of columns set at regular intervals and usually supporting the base of a roof structure

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colonnaded \ˌkä-lə-ˈnā-dəd \ adjective

Examples of colonnade in a Sentence

A colonnade surrounds the courtyard.

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Currently, 226 of the colonnade trees are 108 years old. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Design groups weigh mixed-use densities, historic trees," 3 July 2018 After Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk down a colonnade to shake hands, the pair walk together into a room with various members of Kim's delegation, the video shows. Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN, "Trump returns salute of North Korean general at summit, state media footage reveals," 14 June 2018 The view from the palace through the grand colonnade of fountains to the Baltic Sea is one of the true masterpieces of Russian artistry. Greg Tepper, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to St. Petersburg," 5 Oct. 2016 The juxtaposition of past and present isn’t as violent as the spaceship-like seating bowl that’s plopped atop the classical colonnades of Soldier Field. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Union Station plans on the wrong track," 25 June 2018 Bullet holes dot the colonnade of the city’s main plaza. Juan Montes, WSJ, "Barricades and Empty Streets: Nicaragua’s Leader Loses Control," 18 June 2018 After Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walked down a colonnade to shake hands, the pair entered into a room filled with various members of Kim's delegation, the video from North Korean broadcaster KCTV news shows. Maegan Vazquez, CNN, "Sarah Sanders calls Trump's salute to North Korean general 'common courtesy'," 14 June 2018 Reporters and cameras were positioned to record them strolling along the colonnade to the Oval Office. NBC News, "Why North Korea's 'special delivery' letter was so warmly received in the Oval Office," 1 June 2018 There are six of them, evenly spaced along two sides of the colonnade, with three towering plaster-and-steel sculptures commanding strategic positions on the quad. Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, "Julian Schnabel’s fashionable Legion debut," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of colonnade

1718, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colonnade

French, from Italian colonnato, from colonna column

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colonnade

noun

English Language Learners Definition of colonnade

: a row of columns usually holding up a roof

colonnade

noun
col·on·nade | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈnād \

Kids Definition of colonnade

: a row of columns usually supporting a roof

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