Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Wholly or partly open to the sky.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See hypethral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Arch.) Exposed to the air; wanting a roof; -- applied to a building or part of a building.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective 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.]

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

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

    December 2, 2008

  • Ooh! Nice!

    December 2, 2008

  • The worshippers, eager and gleeful,

    Now thronging their civic cathedral

    In service of sport

    Send prayers of support

    To heaven from temples hypaethral.

    June 1, 2018