noun ex·e·dra \ˈek-sə-drə\

Definition of exedra



play \ˈek-sə-ˌdrē, -ˌdrī\ or


  1. 1 :  a room (as in a temple or house) in ancient Greece and Rome used for conversation and formed by an open or columned recess often semicircular in shape and furnished with seats

  2. 2 :  a large outdoor nearly semicircular seat with a solid back

Origin and Etymology of exedra

Latin, from Greek, from ex- + hedra seat — more at sit

First Known Use: 1659

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