colonnade

colonnade (kŏlənādˈ) [key], a row of columns usually supporting a roof. Colonnades were popular with the Greeks and Romans, who employed them in the stoa and the portico; they have continued to be used throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and modern times. See column.

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