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pillar

adjective (a)

  • Having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs; as, a pillar drill. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a fundamental principle or practice (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    Science eroded the pillars of superstition.
    source: wordnet30
  • anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower (noun.shape)
    Synonym: column, tower
    Example:
    A thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite.
    source: wordnet30
  • a prominent supporter (noun.person)
    Synonym: mainstay
    Example:
    He is a pillar of the community.
    source: wordnet30
  • a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument) (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: column
    source: wordnet30
  • (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

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