Definition of Hypostyle

1. a. Resting upon columns; constructed by means of columns; -- especially applied to the great hall at Karnak.



Definition of Hypostyle

1. Adjective. (architecture) Having a roof supported on a row of columns ¹

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Definition of Hypostyle

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypostyle

hypostatizing
hyposterna
hyposternum
hyposthenia
hypostheniant
hyposthenic
hyposthenuria
hypostoma
hypostomatic
hypostome
hypostomes
hypostomia
hypostosis
hypostrophe
hypostrophes
hypostyle (current term)
hypostyles
hypostypsis
hypostyptic
hyposulfite
hyposulfites
hyposulfurous
hyposulfurous acid
hyposulphate
hyposulphates
hyposulphite
hyposulphites
hyposulphuric
hyposulphurous
hyposulphurous acid

Literary usage of Hypostyle

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1. History of Art in Persia by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1892)
"hypostyle hall. Eastern portico. Capital and base, Persepolis ... 91 32-37. Persepolis. ... hypostyle hall of Xerxes. Detail of ramp 133 62. Susa. ..."

2. History of Architecture in All Countries: From the Earliest Times to the by James Fergusson (1887)
"Plan of hypostyle Hall at Karnac. Scale 100 It. to 1 in. 23. Section of central portion ol hypostyle Hall at Karnac. ..."

3. Egypt Through the Stereoscope: A Journey Through the Land of the Pharaohs by James Henry Breasted (1905)
"There is a second hypostyle hall behind the first; and in this second hall ... Position 44, Columns of the great hypostyle Temple of Sethos I at Abydos For ..."

4. The Literature of Egypt and the Soudan from the Earliest Times to the Year by Ibrahim-Hilmy (1888)
"... view of Karnak —Perspective view of the hypostyle hall, Karnak— Thebes, ... Construction of a temple at Thebes—Columns in the hypostyle hall, ..."

5. A History of Architecture by Fiske Kimball, George Harold Edgell (1918)
"CENTRAL AISLES, OF THE hypostyle HALL OF THE GREAT TEMPLE OF AMON. MODEL IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM ones well display the similarities, as also the minor ..."

6. Egypt: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1902)
"The roof is supported by 134 columns arranged in 16 rows, of hypostyle Hall of Karnak. ... hypostyle ..."

7. An Historical Inquiry Into the True Principles of Beauty in Art, More by James Fergusson (1849)
"THE hypostyle HALL AT KARNAC (Plate II.).* Of all the buildings of this or of any age of Egyptian art, the Hypo- style Hall at Karnac is beyond all doubt ..."

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