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  Definition of pillar
  1. (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure
  2. a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air)
  3. a fundamental principle or practice; "science eroded the pillars of superstition"
  4. a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community"
  5. 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"
Similar Words: column, mainstay, tower

 

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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