Meaning of “colonnade” in the English Dictionary

american-english dictionary

"colonnade" in British English

See all translations

colonnadenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒl.əˈneɪd/ us /ˌkɑː.ləˈneɪd/

Examples from literature

  • An open colonnade resting on pillars usually runs round the mosques, and splendid plantains and other trees throw a delicious shade around. 
  • In the middle of the floor is a tank surrounded by a covered colonnade. 
  • The building has large courtyards and open colonnades, which would afford ideal conditions for patients able to take advantage of open-air treatment. 
  • There was a kind of portico or colonnade outside, and this obstructed even the little light that at the best could have found its way through the small apertures in the door. 
  • Three tiers of fifteen tall windows looked to the north in a front and two short wings, while colonnades led down to splendid wrought-iron gates, and blocks of buildings constructed in the same stately style. 

(Definition of “colonnade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"colonnade" in American English

See all translations

colonnadenoun [ C ]

us /ˌkɑl·əˈneɪd/

a row of columns separated from each other by an equal distance

(Definition of “colonnade” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)