Definitions for pillarˈpɪl ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an upright shaft or structure, of stone, brick, or other material, relatively slender in proportion to its height, and of any shape in section, used as a building support, or standing alone, as for a monument.
a natural formation resembling such a construction:
a pillar of smoke.
any upright, supporting part; post.
a person who is a chief supporter of a state, institution, etc.
(in a mine) an isolated mass of rock or ore, usu. serving as a roof support.
(v.t.)to provide or support with pillars.
Idioms for pillar:
from pillar to post, from place to place, esp. aimlessly. from one bad situation or predicament to another.
Origin of pillar:
1175–1225; ME piler (< OF), pillare < ML pīlāre; see pile1, -ar2
a fundamental principle or practice
"science eroded the pillars of superstition"
column, tower, pillar(noun)
anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
"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"
a prominent supporter
"he is a pillar of the community"
a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
(architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a support for a building
We walked up the steps between the huge pillars.
A large post, often used as supporting architecture.
Something resembling such a structure.
a pillar of smoke
An essential part of something that provides support.
He's a pillar of the community.
To provide with pillars or added strength as if from pillars.
the general and popular term for a firm, upright, insulated support for a superstructure; a pier, column, or post; also, a column or shaft not supporting a superstructure, as one erected for a monument or an ornament
figuratively, that which resembles such a pillar in appearance, character, or office; a supporter or mainstay; as, the Pillars of Hercules; a pillar of the state
a portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church
the center of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns
having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs; as, a pillar drill
Pillar is a Christian rock band currently located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their sixth studio album, Confessions, was released in 2009. On October 27, 2012 Pillar announced that the four members from the "peak years" would be reuniting with plans of releasing a new album in 2013.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'pillar' in Nouns Frequency: #2990
Translations for pillar
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an upright post used in building as a support or decoration
The hall was surrounded by stone pillars.
- colunaPortuguese (BR)
- sloup; pilířCzech
- der PfeilerGerman
- pille; søjleDanish
- κίονας, στύλοςGreek
- pilar, columnaSpanish
- खम्भा, स्तम्भHindi
- stup, potporanjCroatian
- súla, stólpiIcelandic
- piliorius, stulpas, atramaLithuanian
- pīlārs; stabsLatvian
- søyle, pilarNorwegian
- پايه، تنه، مټه، ركنPashto
- stĺp; pilierSlovak
- 柱子Chinese (Trad.)
- стовп, колонаUkrainian
- کھمبا، ستونUrdu
- cột trụVietnamese
- 柱子Chinese (Simp.)
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