Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of giant order in English:
An order whose columns extend through more than one story.
- Huge monumental columns rising through more than one story (giant orders), soaring arches, and massive vaults rose to heights of 100 feet.
- He proposed unifying the south front by means of a giant order and treating the elevation of the three-storey house as one palatial floor set on a high basement.
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