Definition of doric :
1. Belonging to, or resembling, the oldest and simplest of the three orders of architecture used by the Greeks, but ranked as second of the five orders adopted by the Romans. See Abacus, Capital, Order.
2. Of or relating to one of the ancient Greek musical modes or keys. Its character was adapted both to religions occasions and to war.
3. Pertaining to Doris, in ancient Greece, or to the Dorians; as, the dialect.
4. The dialect.
- So, when thou Glidest beneath the green and purple gleam Of Syracusan waters, mayst thou flow 5 Unmingled with the bitter Doric dew! - "The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume III", Percy Bysshe Shelley Edited by Thomas Hutchinson, M. A..
- A large wooden structure in the pseudo- classic style affected by Westerners, with an incongruous cupola, it was oddly enough relieved by a still more incongruous veranda extending around its four sides, upheld by wooden Doric columns, which were already picturesquely covered with flowering vines and sun- loving roses. - "Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
- The great chimney- piece of marble mosaic, 12 feet wide, is supported on black Doric columns, and surmounted by a statue in bronze of James. - "Hertfordshire", Herbert W Tompkins.