from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a roof or ceiling supported by rows of columns.
- n. A building with a roof or ceiling supported by rows of columns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a roof supported on a row of columns
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resting upon columns; constructed by means of columns; -- especially applied to the great hall at Karnak.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In architecture, having the roof supported by pillars: as, the hypostyle hall at Karnak.
- n. In architecture, a structure, with or without inclosing walls, the ceiling of which is supported by columns; a covered colonnade; a pillared hall: applied specifically to the many columned halls of a type characteristic of ancient Egyptian religious architecture.
From Greek hupostūlos, resting upon pillars : hupo-, hypo- + stūlos, pillar; see stā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ὑπόστυλος (hypóstylos). (Wiktionary)