- having many columns carrying the roof or ceiling: a hypostyle hall.
- a hypostyle structure.
Origin of hypostyle
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for hypostyle
Hypostyle, literally “under columns,” but used to mean filled by columns.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
It is to this room that the name of hypostyle hall has been given.
It is not so large, however, and it contains no hypostyle hall.
The gloom deepens in the hypostyle which follows the pronaos.
The hypostyle of the temple of the God Amen—that could be no other thing but one.
- having a roof supported by columns
- a building constructed in this way
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012