amphistylar

[ am-fuh-stahy-ler ]
/ ˌæm fəˈstaɪ lər /

adjective Architecture.

(of a classical temple) having columns on both fronts.
having columns at both sides.

Nearby words

  1. amphisbaena,
  2. amphiscians,
  3. amphistomatal,
  4. amphistome,
  5. amphistomous,
  6. amphithalamus,
  7. amphitheater,
  8. amphitheatre,
  9. amphithecium,
  10. amphithemis

Origin of amphistylar

1900–05; amphi- + Greek stŷl(os) pillar + -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for amphistylar

amphistylar

/ (ˌæmfɪˈstaɪlə) /

adjective

(esp of a classical temple) having a set of columns at both ends or at both sides

noun

a temple of this kind
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