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hy·po·style

 (hī′pə-stīl′)
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 Greek hupostūlos, resting upon pillars : hupo-, hypo- + stūlos, pillar; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]
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hypostyle

(ˈhaɪpəʊˌstaɪl)
adj
(Architecture) having a roof supported by columns
n
(Architecture) a building constructed in this way
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hy•po•style

(ˈhaɪ pəˌstaɪl)
adj.
1. having a roof or ceiling supported by many columns.
n.
2. a hypostyle structure.
[1825–35; < Greek hypóstȳlos resting on pillars =hypo- hypo- + -stȳlos -style2]
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hypostyle

A thickly pillared hall, especially in ancient Egypt, in which the roof rests directly on the columns.
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Portrait of Karina Piaro, Hypostyle Hall, Karnak Temple, Thebes.
One of the texts translated by researchers was 30 lines of writing at the Temple of Karnak on the wall extending south of the Great Hypostyle Hall in present-day Luxor on the right bank of river Nile.
as well as those at Abu Simbel, and, of course, at Karnak, where one finds the incredible Hypostyle Hall among other archaeological amazements.
From enjoying the grandeur of the Saharan Dunes to feeling minute in Karnak's towering hypostyle hall, a four-day Nile trip is still one of the greatest cruise journeys in the world.
| A view of the Nile at dusk from the deck of the Sun Boat IV (above), columns depicting the Goddess Hathor in the Temple of Hathor, Denderah (right) and the Great Hypostyle Hall, temple of Karnak (below) | A view of the Nile at dusk from the deck of the Sun Boat IV (above), columns depicting the Goddess Hathor in the Temple of Hathor, Denderah (right) and the Great Hypostyle Hall, temple of Karnak (below)
The sanctuary, the rooms surrounding it, and the inner hypostyle hall fronting the sanctuary were the first to be built, under King Ptolemy XII in the middle of the first century B.C.E.; on the southwest side of the exterior wall of the naos is the well-known representation of the famous Queen Cleopatra VII and Caesarion, her son from Julius Caesar.
Its Great Hypostyle Hall is large enough swallow St Paul's Cathedral in London TWICE.
Spanish UNIFIL soldiers then handed him a model of the Hypostyle Hall of the Mosque of Cordoba in honor of his visit.
Oversized cylinders create a hypostyle hall out of the baggage reclaim and columns vary in size, reflecting the forces bearing onto them from above.
The Hypostyle Hall is a stupendous riot of black and white marble columns, gilded plasterwork and aquamarine walls.