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    pillar - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pillar

    Definition
    (noun) a fundamental principle or practice
    Example Sentence
    • science eroded the pillars of superstition
    Definition
    (noun) anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
    Synonyms : column , tower
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a prominent supporter
    Synonyms : mainstay
    Example Sentence
    • he is a pillar of the community
    Definition
    (noun) a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
    Synonyms : column
    Definition
    (noun) (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
    Synonyms : column
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