AskDefine | Define pillar

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

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A large post, often used as supporting architecture.



large post, often used as supporting architecture

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es-verb-ar pill
  1. to catch, get
  2. to steel



es-conj-ar pill

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Extensive Definition

A pillar is similar to a column which is a vertical support structure in architecture, but the base section is any shape but circular.
Pillar may also refer to:

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The following disambiguation pages:
pillar in Dutch: Zuil
pillar in Simple English: Pillar

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