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Definition of Pillar
PillarPillar Pil"lar, n. [OE. pilerF. pilier, LL. pilare, pilarium,
pilarius, fr. L. pila a pillar. See Pile a heap.]
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
Jacob set a pillar upon her grave. --Gen. xxxv.
The place . . . vast and proud, Supported by a
hundred pillars stood. --Dryden.
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. ``You
are a well-deserving pillar.' --Shak.
By day a cloud, by night a pillar of fire. --Milton.
3. (R. C. Ch.) A portable ornamental column, formerly carried
before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the
church. [Obs.] --Skelton.
4. (Man.) The center of the volta, ring, or manege ground,
around which a horse turns.
From pillar to post, hither and thither; to and fro; from
one place or predicament to another; backward and forward.
Pillar saint. See Stylite.
Pillars of the fauces. See Fauces, 1.
Pillar Pil"lar, a. (Mach.)
Having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs;
as, a pillar drill.
Meaning of Pillar from wikipedia
- A column
and structural engineering
is a structural element
that transmits, through
compression, the weight
of the structure...
- The pillars
are a series
of monolithic columns
or at least inscribed
is a series
by Danish artist
Jens Galschiøt. Each sculpture
is an 8-metre tall statue
of bronze, copper
or concrete. The...
- Our Lady of the Pillar
Señora del Pilar) is the name given
to the Blessed Virgin
Mary in the context
of the traditional belief
are the vertical
or nearly vertical supports
of a car's window
area or greenhouse—designated respectively
as the A, B, C or (in larger
- The iron pillar
is a structure
23 feet 8 inches
(7.2 metres) high with 16 inches
(40.64 cm) diameter
that was constructed
- A light pillar
is an atmospheric optical phenomenon
beam of light appears
to extend above
source. The effect
- A pillar
is a structural element
in architecture. Pillar
may also refer
(landform), a vertical, standing, often
- Kevin Andrew Pillar
(/pɪˈlɑːr/) (born January
4, 1989) is an American professional baseball outfielder
for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball
- Heliodorus pillar
is a stone column
that was erected around
113 BCE in central India
(near Vidisha, Madhya
Pradesh). The pillar
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