stoa

noun
\ ˈstō-ə How to pronounce stoa (audio) \

Definition of stoa

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

Examples of stoa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its founders met around 300 BC in Athens to talk philosophy under a shady portico called a stoa. Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, 11 Mar. 2021 Its founders met around 300 BC in Athens to talk philosophy under a shady portico called a stoa. Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, 11 Mar. 2021 Its founders met around 300 BC in Athens to talk philosophy under a shady portico called a stoa. Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, 11 Mar. 2021 Its founders met around 300 BC in Athens to talk philosophy under a shady portico called a stoa. Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, 11 Mar. 2021 Its founders met around 300 BC in Athens to talk philosophy under a shady portico called a stoa. Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, 11 Mar. 2021 Its founders met around 300 BC in Athens to talk philosophy under a shady portico called a stoa. Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, 11 Mar. 2021 Its founders met around 300 BC in Athens to talk philosophy under a shady portico called a stoa. Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, 11 Mar. 2021 Its founders met around 300 BC in Athens to talk philosophy under a shady portico called a stoa. Gregory Hays, The New York Review of Books, 11 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stoa

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stoa

Greek; akin to Greek stylos pillar — more at steer

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“Stoa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoa. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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