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pillar



noun
1. a fundamental principle or practice (Freq. 1)
- science eroded the pillars of superstition
Hypernyms:
principle, rule
Hyponyms:
pillar of Islam
2. a prominent supporter
- he is a pillar of the community
Syn:
mainstay
Hypernyms:
supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend
3. 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
Syn:
column, tower
Derivationally related forms:
tower (for: tower), columnar (for: column)
Hypernyms:
shape, form
Hyponyms:
columella, hoodoo
4. a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
Syn:
column
Hypernyms:
structure, construction
Hyponyms:
obelisk, totem pole
5. (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
Syn:
column
Derivationally related forms:
columnar (for: column)
Topics:
architecture
Hypernyms:
upright, vertical
Hyponyms:
atlas, telamon, caryatid, newel, pilaster,
pile, spile, piling, stilt, support column
Part Holonyms:
temple
Part Meronyms:
capital, chapiter, cap, pedestal, plinth,
footstall, shaft, scape, entasis

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