pillar: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pil'ur), [key]
- an upright shaft or structure, of stone, brick, or other material, relatively slender in proportion to its height, and of any shape in section, used as a building support, or standing alone, as for a monument: Gothic pillars; a pillar to commemorate Columbus.
- a natural formation resembling such a construction: a pillar of rock; a pillar of smoke.
- any upright, supporting part; post: the pillar of a table.
- a person who is a chief supporter of a society, state, institution, etc.: a pillar of the community.
- any of several short parts for spacing and keeping in the proper relative positions two plates holding the bearings of a watch or clock movement.
- an isolated mass of rock or ore in a mine, usually serving as a roof support in early operations and later removed, wholly or in part.
- mast (def. 2).
- aimlessly from place to place.
- uneasily from one bad situation or predicament to another.
- to provide or support with pillars.
- pillar (Thesaurus)