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adjective Architecture.
  1. having six columns, as a portico or the facade of a classical temple.
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Historical Examples of hexastyle

  • Hexastyle: Having six columns; as in the case of octastyle for eight.

    How to judge architecture

    Russell Sturgis

  • The west front, in our Engraving, is occupied by an hexastyle portico of the Ionic order, with fluted columns.

  • The portico was hexastyle, and the square hall behind it consequently provided with thirty-six columns.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • It is necessary to emphasize the fact that the passage back of the hexastyle was the normal means of access to the Pinakotheke.

  • The hexastyle temple is necessarily more high and more narrow than the octastyle building.

British Dictionary definitions for hexastyle


  1. a portico or façade with six columns
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  1. having six columns
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