Found 3 items, similar to Pillars.
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English → English
n 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”
3: a prominent supporter; “he is a pillar of the community”
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
English → English
, a. (Mach.)
Having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs;
as, a pillar drill.
, n. [OE. pilerF. pilier, LL. pilare, pilarium,
pilarius, fr. L. pila a pillar. See Pile
1. 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
Jacob set a pillar upon her grave. --Gen. xxxv.
The place . . . vast and proud,
Supported by a hundred pillars stood. --Dryden.
2. 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. “You
are a well-deserving pillar.”
By day a cloud, by night a pillar of fire. --Milton.
3. (R. C. Ch.) A portable ornamental column, formerly carried
before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the
church. [Obs.] --Skelton.
4. (Man.) The center of the volta, ring, or manege ground,
around which a horse turns.
From pillar to post
, hither and thither; to and fro; from
one place or predicament to another; backward and forward.
. See Stylite
Pillars of the fauces
. See Fauces