Definition of hypostyle in English:
(Of a building) having a roof supported by pillars, typically in several rows.
- Karnak's great hypostyle hall, Revez said, ‘is perhaps the most spectacular courtyard in all of Egypt.’
- The result is an astonishing interior of a dark hypostyle hall.
- Her words echoed through the hypostyle hall beyond the inner sanctum.
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Mid 19th century: from Greek hupostulos, from hupo 'under' + stulos 'column'.
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