Definition of stoa in English:


Syllabification: sto·a
Pronunciation: /ˈstōə


1A classical portico or roofed colonnade.
More example sentences
  • The inscription was carved in a stoa (colonnade), probably in the 2nd cent.
  • A Doric stoa abuts on a brick wall.
  • This frame has been variously interpreted as a reflection either of temple architecture, or of the stoa which formed part of so many sanctuaries.
1.1 (the Stoa) The great hall in Athens in which the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno gave the founding lectures of the Stoic school of philosophy.



Definition of stoa in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnoisəm
having an extremely offensive smell