Definition of Pillar. Meaning of Pillar. Synonyms of Pillar

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Definition of Pillar

Pillar
Pillar 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 ornament. Jacob set a pillar upon her grave. --Gen. xxxv. 20. 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. [Colloq.] Pillar saint. See Stylite. Pillars of the fauces. See Fauces, 1.
Pillar
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 or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure...
- The pillars of Ashoka are a series of monolithic columns dis****d throughout the Indian subcontinent, erected or at least inscribed with edicts by the...
- The Pillar is an American news website focusing on the Catholic Church. The site's stated mission is to "do serious, responsible, sober journalism about...
- A pillar box is a type of free-standing post box. They are found in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories, and, less commonly, in many members...
- A light pillar is an atmospheric optical phenomenon in which a vertical beam of light appears to extend above and/or below a light source. The effect is...
- The Pillars of Hercules (Latin: Columnae Herculis, Ancient Gr****: Ἡράκλειαι Στῆλαι, romanized: Hērákleiai Stêlai, Arabic: أعمدة هرقل, romanized: Aʿmidat...
- The iron pillar of Delhi is a structure 7.21 metres (23 feet 8 inches) high with a 41-centimetre (16 in) diameter that was constructed by Chandragupta...
- The Allahabad pillar is a Stambha, containing one of the Pillar edicts of Ashoka, possibly erected by Ashoka, emperor of the Maurya dynasty, who reigned...
- The pillars on a car with permanent roof body style (such as four-door sedans) are the vertical or nearly vertical supports of its window area or greenhouse—designated...
- Room and pillar or pillar and stall is a variant of breast stoping. It is a mining system in which the mined material is extracted across a horizontal...