- a colonnade surrounding a building or an open space.
- an open space, as a courtyard, surrounded by a colonnade.
Origin of peristyle
Related Words for peristyleportico, monument, arcade, mezzanine, corridor, cloister, gallery, veranda, peristyle, columniation, cylinder, monolith, buttress, totem, pedestal, support, prop, brace, obelisk, standard
Examples from the Web for peristyle
Historical Examples of peristyle
Fauces, the passage from the atrium to the peristyle in a Roman house.
Tablinum, in a Roman house, the room between the atrium and the peristyle.
It had a peristyle of ugly columns at the top of a flight of steps.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
A peristyle that has one such higher colonnade is called a Rhodian peristyle.Ten Books on Architecture
He was out in the peristyle now, bowing low before the captain-general.The Lion's Brood
- a colonnade that surrounds a court or building
- an area that is surrounded by a colonnade