see also: Pillar
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɪlɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɪlə/

pillar (plural pillars)

  1. (architecture) A large post, often used as supporting architecture.
  2. Something resembling such a structure.
    a pillar of smoke
  3. (figuratively) An essential part of something that provides support.
    He's a pillar of the community.
  4. (Roman Catholic) A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church.
  5. The centre of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: опло́т

pillar (pillars, present participle pillaring; past and past participle pillared)

  1. To provide with pillars or added strength as if from pillars.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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