Synonyms for pillar

Synonyms for (noun) pillar

Synonyms: column, pillar

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

Similar words: upright, vertical

Definition: a vertical structural member as a post or stake

Usage: the ball sailed between the uprights


Synonyms: pillar, column

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

Similar words: structure, construction

Definition: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

Usage: the structure consisted of a series of arches; she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons


Synonyms: pillar

Definition: a fundamental principle or practice

Usage: science eroded the pillars of superstition

Similar words: principle, rule

Definition: a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

Usage: their principles of composition characterized all their works


Synonyms: pillar, mainstay

Definition: a prominent supporter

Usage: he is a pillar of the community

Similar words: supporter, friend, admirer, protagonist, booster, champion

Definition: a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

Usage: all their supporters came out for the game; they are friends of the library


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: form, shape

Definition: the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

Usage: geometry is the mathematical science of shape