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Definition of Pillar


  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 ornament.
  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.
  3. A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church.
  4. The center of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns.
  5. Having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs; as, a pillar drill.
More "Pillar" Quotations

Pillar Translations

pillar in Afrikaans is kolom
pillar in Dutch is colonne, steunpilaar, kolom, pilaar
pillar in French is colonne, pilier
pillar in Hungarian is oszlop
pillar in Italian is pilastro, colonna
pillar in Portuguese is coluna
pillar in Spanish is columna, pilar
pillar in Swedish is kudde, pelare