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Pillar meaning

pillar - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Figuratively, that which resembles such a pillar in appearance, character, or office; a supporter or mainstay; as, the Pillars of Hercules; a pillar of the state.
  4. 4. A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church.
  5. 5. The center of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns.
  6. 6. Having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs; as, a pillar drill.
  7. 7. A column; support.

pillar - examples of usage

  1. She took her letter to Cassandra with her, meaning to post it in the first pillar- box she came to. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. There was only the pillar- box between us." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. I'll do it myself- and post 'em at the pillar." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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