- The definition of an iconostasis is a screen decorated with icons that divides the sanctuary of a church from other areas.
An example of an iconostasis is the wall of images that is found in very traditional churches.
iconostasis definition by Webster's New World
iconostasis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. i·co·nos·ta·ses
Origin: From Medieval Greek eikonostasion, shrine : eikono-, icono- + Greek stasis, a standing; see stā- in Indo-European roots.