1. a covered area on the side of a building, esp one that serves as a porch
2. an open balcony in a theatre
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
An arcaded or colonnaded structure, open on one or more sides, sometimes with an upper story; an arcaded or colonnaded porch or gallery attached to a much larger structure.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a structure usually forming part of a building, separated from the external space by an arcade, colonnade, parapet, or grating. Serving as a covered balcony or entranceway, a loggia sculpturally enriches the facade of a building. A loggia may also be a separate building of the gallery type, open on one or more sides (for example, the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, c. 1376–80).
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A roofed open arcade on the side of a building.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
An arcaded or colonnaded porch or gallery attached to or contained within a larger structure; usually located in a prominent part of the building; open on at least one side to provide a protected outdoor sitting area, sometimes contains an upper story. (See illustration p. 600.)
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