Definitions for pillarˈpɪl ər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pillar(noun)

    a fundamental principle or practice

    "science eroded the pillars of superstition"

  2. 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"

  3. pillar, mainstay(noun)

    a prominent supporter

    "he is a pillar of the community"

  4. column, pillar(noun)

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

  5. column, pillar(noun)

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

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  1. pillar(Noun)

    A large post, often used as supporting architecture.

  2. pillar(Noun)

    Something resembling such a structure.

    a pillar of smoke

  3. pillar(Noun)

    An essential part of something that provides support.

    He's a pillar of the community.

  4. pillar(Verb)

    To provide with pillars or added strength as if from pillars.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pillar(noun)

    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

  2. Pillar(noun)

    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

  3. Pillar(noun)

    a portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church

  4. Pillar(noun)

    the center of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns

  5. Pillar(adj)

    having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs; as, a pillar drill

  6. Origin: [OE. pilerF. pilier, LL. pilare, pilarium, pilarius, fr. L. pila a pillar. See Pile a heap.]

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  1. Pillar

    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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pillar' in Nouns Frequency: #2990


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