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Definition of "hypostyle" [hy•po•style]

  • Having a roof or ceiling supported by rows of columns. (adjective)
  • A building with a roof or ceiling supported by rows of columns. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hypostyle" in a sentence
  • "She stopped on the processional way a short distance from the huge pylons that marked the entrance to the hypostyle hall."
  • "The building is like that of Kuba, only smaller: and the hypostyle is hung with oil lamps and ostrich eggs, the usual paltry furniture of an Arab mausoleum."
  • "It is a small strongly built square of hewn stone, with a dome covering the solitary hypostyle to the South, and the usual minaret."