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Column meaning

column - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure
  2. 2. A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and capital. See Order.
  3. 3. Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the Column Vendome; the spinal column.
  4. 4. A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy.
  5. 5. A small army.
  6. 6. A number of ships so arranged as to follow one another in single or double file or in squadrons; -- in distinction from " line", where they are side by side.
  7. 7. A perpendicular set of lines, not extending across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule or blank space; as, a column in a newspaper.
  8. 8. A perpendicular line of figures.
  9. 9. The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.
  10. 10. A pillar; shaft; body of troops drawn up in files; perpendicular row of printed lines.

column - examples of usage

  1. He first deliberately fired upon the column and one man fell. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. There was no column of that kind then. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. The second column in the abstract I have produced, shows the actual goods advanced, and the actual money. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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