adjective Architecture.
  1. having five columns.
  2. (of a classical temple or a building in the style of one) having five columns on one or each front.

Origin of pentastyle

First recorded in 1720–30; penta- + -style2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of pentastyle

  • A portico having five pillars, A, is called the Pentastyle in temples of classical construction.