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noun, plural stoas, stoai
[stoh-ahy] /ˈstoʊ aɪ/ (Show IPA), stoae
[stoh-ee] /ˈstoʊ i/ (Show IPA)
Greek Architecture. a portico, usually a detached portico of considerable length, that is used as a promenade or meeting place.
noun (pl) stoae (ˈstəʊiː), stoas
a covered walk that has a colonnade on one or both sides, esp as used in ancient Greece


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