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Definition of Column

Column

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy.
  4. A small army.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. A perpendicular line of figures.
  8. The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.

Column Quotations

Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became.
Louis Kahn

Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
Walter Cronkite

Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column.
Dave Barry

When you're given a newspaper column, you're not being paid to sit on a fence and scratch your chin and say 'On the one hand this' and 'On the other hand that.' You're getting paid for your opinion.
Carl Hiaasen

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves.
Adrienne Clarkson
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Column Translations

column in Afrikaans is kolom, rubriek
column in Dutch is kolom, steunpilaar, pilaar, colonne
column in French is fissure, colonne, file, rubrique, pilier
column in German is Druckspalte, Spalte
column in Italian is colonna, spaccature
column in Portuguese is coluna
column in Spanish is columna, fisura
column in Swedish is kolumn, pelare, kolonn
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