Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Wholly or partly open to the sky: an ancient hypaethral temple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Open-air, outdoor, exposed to the sky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Exposed to the air; wanting a roof; -- applied to a building or part of a building.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See hypethral.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. partly or entirely open to the sky

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin hypaethrus, from Greek hupaithros : hupo, under; see hypo- + aithēr, sky, air.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin hypaethrus, from Ancient Greek ὕπαιθρος, from ὑπό + αἰθήρ ("air, ether").

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Ooh! Nice!

    December 2, 2008

  • A highly rated item over at My Favorite Word. I note Wordie stalwart defenestrate is right up there.

    December 2, 2008