hypostyle definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a roof or ceiling supported by rows of columns.
    • Having a roof supported on a row of columns
    • Resting upon columns; constructed through articles; -- particularly put on the fantastic hallway at Karnak.
  • noun:
    • A building with a roof or ceiling supported by rows of articles.
    • In architecture, a structure, with or without inclosing wall space, the roof of which is supported by articles; a covered colonnade; a pillared hallway: applied particularly to the many columned halls of a type attribute of old Egyptian spiritual design.
  • others:
    • In architecture, having the roofing sustained by pillars: because, the hypostyle hallway at Karnak.

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