Definitions for pillar

Definitions for (noun) pillar

Main entry: column, pillar

Definition: (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

Main entry: pillar, column

Definition: a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)

Main entry: pillar

Definition: a fundamental principle or practice

Usage: science eroded the pillars of superstition

Main entry: pillar, mainstay

Definition: a prominent supporter

Usage: he is a pillar of the community

Main entry: tower, pillar, column

Definition: anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower

Usage: the test tube held a column of white powder; a tower of dust rose above the horizon; a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite

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