hypostyle

[hahy-puh-stahyl, hip-uh-]Architecture
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adjective

having many columns carrying the roof or ceiling: a hypostyle hall.

noun

a hypostyle structure.

Nearby words

  1. hypostatize,
  2. hyposthenia,
  3. hyposthenuria,
  4. hypostome,
  5. hypostomia,
  6. hyposulfite,
  7. hyposulfurous,
  8. hyposulfurous acid,
  9. hyposulphite,
  10. hyposulphurous acid

Origin of hypostyle

1825–35; < Greek hypóstȳlos resting on pillars, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + -stȳlos -style2

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British Dictionary definitions for hypostyle

hypostyle

adjective

having a roof supported by columns

noun

a building constructed in this way
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