having many columns carrying the roof or ceiling: a hypostyle hall.
a hypostyle structure.
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How to use hypostyle in a sentence
They crossed the colonnade at the side of the hypostyle and went down two steps into the vast nave of the temple.Serapis, Complete | Georg Ebers
The central bay of this hypostyle is in the same line as the road I have been following since I left the hall of Thothmes.Egypt (La Mort De Philae) | Pierre Loti
In the hypostyle there is a little blue shade behind the monstrous pillars, but even that shade is dusty and hot.Egypt (La Mort De Philae) | Pierre Loti
In the Ramesseum there are three flights of steps between the first and second hypostyle hall.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) | Georges Perrot
The resemblance between the two temples is completed by the existence in both of a minor hypostyle hall behind the sanctuary.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) | Georges Perrot
British Dictionary definitions for hypostyle
having a roof supported by columns
a building constructed in this way
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