noun, plural a·tri·a [ey-tree-uh] /ˈeɪ tri ə/, a·tri·ums.
- Also called cavaedium. the main or central room of an ancient Roman house, open to the sky at the center and usually having a pool for the collection of rain water.
- a courtyard, flanked or surrounded by porticoes, in front of an early or medieval Christian church.
- a skylit central court in a contemporary building or house.
Origin of atrium
Related formsa·tri·al, adjectivein·ter·a·tri·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for atria
Glow: The Autobiography of Rick JamesRick James David Ritz (Atria Books) Where to begin?
Doctors put the patient on a heart-lung machine before surgeons remove the heart—except for the back walls of the atria.
Heymann chose not to return messages left with his publisher, Atria Books.
The fora and atria were overcrowded with bronze and marble statues and groups.A Manual of the Historical Development of Art|G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
No mouth opened along the cleft of the cone itself; all the lava issued from that part which extended into the Atria.
The real hearth, originally in the atrium, had long since vanished from the atria of the wealthy and aristocratic.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
The fissure of the cone on the north-west side was large and deep, and extended into the Atria del Cavallo, about 300 metres.
The atria and peristyles were embellished with valuable paintings and statues.Foods and Culinary Utensils of the Ancients|Charles Martyn
British Dictionary definitions for atria
noun plural atria (ˈeɪtrɪə, ˈɑː-)
Derived Formsatrial, adjective
Word Origin for atrium
Medicine definitions for atria
n. pl. a•tri•ums
Science definitions for atria
Plural atria atriums
Culture definitions for atria
sing. atrium (ay-tree-uhm)