from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a row of columns across the front only, as in some Greek and Roman temples.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having pillars only along the front side
- n. A building having pillars only along the front side
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having columns in front.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In architecture, noting a portico in which the columns stand out entirely in front of the walls of the building to which it is attached; also, noting a temple or other structure having columns in front only, but across the whole front, as distinguished from a portico in antis, or a structure characterized by such a portico. See amphiprostyle, anta, and portico.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by columniation having free columns in a portico only across the opening to the structure
Latin prostȳlos, from Greek prostūlos : pro-, in front; see pro- + stūlos, pillar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek πρόστυλος (próstȳlos, "having pillars"). (Wiktionary)