Colonnade (noun)

A row of columns that support an entablature and that often serves as a porch or as a decorative feature of a building.


The word 'colonnade' comes from the latin word 'columna' meaning 'column.'.


  1. The grand entrance of the building was marked by a towering colonnade.
  2. A colonnade can serve both a functional and an aesthetic purpose, providing support for a structure and creating a sense of grandeur.
  3. In classical architecture, a colonnade often includes a pediment, a frieze, and a cornice.
  4. The colonnade of the Parthenon in Athens is one of the most famous examples of this architectural feature.
  5. The cool shade provided by the colonnade made it a popular place to relax on hot days.
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