pillar

  1. a fundamental principle or practice
  2. anything tall and thin approximating the shape of a column or tower
  3. a prominent supporter
  4. a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air)
  5. a tall cylindrical vertical upright

Pillar

The term pillar (also piler or pyller) is frequently confounded with column, but a pillar differs from a column in not being subservient to the rules of classical proportion, and in not necessarily consisting of a single circular shaft. The pillars used in medieval architecture are subject to no fixed rules, and both in form and proportion differ ....
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pillar

[n] - a prominent supporter 2. [n] - a fundamental principle or practice
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Pillar

A brass post separating the two plates of a full-, half- or three-quarter-plate movement.   Until about 1790 pillars were of various ornamental forms, usually rectangular or polygonal in cross-section;  afterwards they were cylindrical.
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Pillar

Vertical compression member usually constructed from masonry.
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Pillar

Column of slate left underground to support the area above it
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Pillar

free-standing member which, unlike a column need not be cylindrical or pretend to belong to an order. A clustered column is one which is made up of, or appears to be made up of a number of smaller pillars.
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Pillar

An upright support of square cross-section.
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Pillar

A free-standing load bearing support, such as a column. Sometimes it is an isolated member erected for commemorative purposes.
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Pillar

Pil'lar noun [ Middle English piler French pilier , Late Latin pilare , pilarium , pilarius , from Latin pila a pillar. See Pile a heap.] 1. The general and popular term for a firm, upright, insulated support for a superstructure; a pier, colu...
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Pillar

Pil'lar adjective (Machinery) Having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs; as, a pillar drill.
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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. 'Jacob set a pillar upon her grave.' (Gen. Xxxv. 20) 'The place . . . Vast and proud, Supported by a hundred pillars stood.' (Dry...
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pillar

noun a fundamental principle or practice; `science eroded the pillars of superstition`
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pillar

(pil´әr) a supporting column, usually occurring in pairs. pillars of fauces the palatoglossal arch and palatopharyngeal arch considered together.
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Pillar

• (n.) 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. • (n.) A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church...
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pillar

in architecture and building construction, any isolated, vertical structural member such as a pier, column, or post. It may be constructed of a ... [4 related articles]
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Pillar

A free standing candle usually round and tall like a cylinder, but can be made in other shapes such as square, hexagon, triangle, star, heart, etc. These are made in metal, acrylic or latex molds and are meant to be burned on a flat holder.
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Pillar

An area of coal left to support the overlying strata in a mine; sometimes left permanently to support surface structures.
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Pillar

Vertical structural member which bears a load - arches, architraves or vaults. It may be square, oblong or polygonal in shape. Romanesque pillars are usually cruciform with a column on each of the four sides; Gothic pillars generally consist of a 'cluster' of columns.
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Pillar

A vertical shaft of light extending above or below the sun, moon, or other strong light source. Also, sun pillar.
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pillar

pillar, freestanding columnar supporting member. It is a general term, little used as an exact architectural definition except as applied to an upright support in the medieval styles, consisting of an assemblage of juxtaposed shafts and moldings; unlike the column, it does not adhere to the rules of...
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pillar

Type: Term Pronunciation: pil′ăr Definitions: 1. A structure or part having a resemblance to a column or pillar.
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Pillar

A free standing candle usually round and tall like a cylinder, but can be made in other shapes such as square, hexagon, triangle, star, heart, etc. These are made in metal, acrylic or latex molds and are meant to be burned on a flat holder.
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Pillar

[automobile] Pillars are the vertical or near vertical supports of an automobile`s window area or greenhouse—designated respectively as the A, B, C or D-pillar, moving from the front to rear, in profile view. The consistent `A,B,C,D` designation of an automobiles pillars provides a common reference for design discussion and critical commu...
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Pillar

[Lake District] Pillar is a mountain in the western part of the English Lake District. Situated between the valleys of Ennerdale to the north and Wasdale to the south, it is the highest point of the Pillar group (some dozen fells clustered round it). At 892 metres (2,927 feet) it is the eighth highest mountain in the Lake District. The fell...
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