Synonyms of pillar


1. pillar, principle, rule

usage: a fundamental principle or practice; "science eroded the pillars of superstition"

2. column, tower, pillar, shape, form

usage: anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"

3. pillar, mainstay, supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend

usage: a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community"

4. column, pillar, structure, construction

usage: a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)

5. column, pillar, upright, vertical

usage: (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

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Definition and meaning of pillar (Dictionary)