colonnade colonnade  /ˌkɑ lə ˈneɪd/


  1. (n) structure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns
  2. (n) a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns


  1. The papal residence and offices occupy the portion near the colonnade, and the rest is given over to museums and the Vatican Library.
  2. Overlooking a series of terraces that step down to meet a gently sloping lawn, its colonnade of Ionic columns suggests a great temple to art, distant and unapproachable.
  3. At first light, I was out on the trail where it passed through a colonnade of trees, and then onto boggy ground where water ticked beneath my feet.


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  1. "In 1663, after the colossal architectural modifications [......] of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the door was moved to its current position [......] between the colonnade of St. Peter's Square and the Constantine Wing," Benedict XVI explained.
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Zenit News Agency

  2. "Joaquin has been with the Colonnade since 1995 and has proven to be one of our most engaging employees, as is evidenced by this well deserved recognition," said Ramon Dominguez, front office manager. "Seemingly no guest request has proven...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Ramon Dominguez Source: PR Newswire (press release)

  3. "There have been a couple of times, some wonderful, some sobering," Obama said of his first days in office. "Whenever you take that walk down the Colonnade and you go to the Oval Office, I do think you get that sense of history that you're...
    on Feb 1, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Swamp - Tribune's Washington Bureau (blog)

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