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Related / Similar Words: column, mainstay, tower

 

Definition:
  • (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure;
  • a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air);
  • a fundamental principle or practice; "science eroded the pillars of superstition";
  • a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community";
  • anything tall and thin approximating 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";

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    Hyponyms: atlas, telamon, caryatid, newel, pilaster, pile, spile, piling, stilt, support column, obelisk, totem pole, pillar of Islam, columella, hoodoo

     

    Part Meronyms: temple

     

    Derivational Morphology: loom, tower, predominate, hulk

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: shtyllë   Catalan: pilar  
    Croatian: stup   Finnish: pylväs  
    French: pilier   German: Pfeiler  
    Hungarian: oszlop   Italian: pilastro  
    Japanese:   Korean: 기둥  
    Lithuanian: piliorius   Portuguese: pilar  
    Romanian: stâlp   Russian: столб  
    Serbian: stup   Slovene: steber  
    Spanish: pilar   Swedish: pelare  
     
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