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Overview of noun pillar

The noun pillar has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) pillar

(a fundamental principle or practice; "science eroded the pillars of superstition")

2. column, tower, pillar

(anything that approximates 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. pillar, mainstay

(a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community")

4. column, pillar

(a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument))

5. column, pillar

((architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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