HyperDic: pillar

English > 5 senses of the word pillar:
NOUNcognitionpillara fundamental principle or practice
shapepillar, column, toweranything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
person pillar, mainstaya prominent supporter
artifactpillar, columna vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
artifactpillar, column(architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
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English > pillar: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA fundamental principle or practice.
Example"science eroded the pillars of superstition"
Narrowerpillar of Islam(Islam) one of the five religious obligations accepted by all Muslims
Broaderprinciple, ruleA basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
Spanishpilar
Catalanpilar
English > pillar: 5 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningAnything that approximates the shape of a column or tower.
Example "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"
Synonymscolumn, tower
NarrowercolumellaA small column (or structure resembling a column) that is a part of a plant or animal
hoodoo(geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock
Broadershape, formThe spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
Spanishcolumna
Catalancolumna
English > pillar: 5 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA prominent supporter.
Example"he is a pillar of the community"
Synonymmainstay
Broadersupporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friendA person who backs a politician or a team etc.
Spanishpilar, sostén principal
Catalanpilar
English > pillar: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument).
Synonymcolumn
NarrowerobeliskA stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
totem poleA tribal emblem consisting of a pillar carved and painted with totemic figures
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishcolumna, pilar, poste
Catalancolumna, pilar
English > pillar: 5 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaning(architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure.
Synonymcolumn
CategoryarchitectureThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
Part oftempleAn edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes
Partscapital, chapiter, capThe upper part of a column that supports the entablature
entasisA slight convexity in the shaft of a column
pedestal, plinth, footstallAn architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)
shaft, scape(architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
Narroweratlas, telamonA figure of a man used as a supporting column
caryatidA supporting column carved in the shape of a person
newelThe central pillar of a circular staircase
pilasterA rectangular column that usually projects about a third of its width from the wall to which it is attached
pile, spile, piling, stiltA column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
support columnA column that supports a heavy weight
Broaderupright, verticalA vertical structural member as a post or stake
Spanishcolumna, pilar
Catalancolumna, pilar

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