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Definition 1: (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for column in the sense of this definition

(column is a kind of ...) a vertical structural member as a post or stake

"the ball sailed between the uprights"

(... is a kind of column ) a figure of a man used as a supporting column

(... is a kind of column ) a column that supports a heavy weight

(... is a kind of column ) a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure

(... is a kind of column ) a rectangular column that usually projects about a third of its width from the wall to which it is attached

(... is a kind of column ) the central pillar of a circular staircase

(... is a kind of column ) a supporting column carved in the shape of a person

(column is a part of ...) an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)

(column is a part of ...) (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

(column is a part of ...) the upper part of a column that supports the entablature

(column is a part of ...) a slight convexity in the shaft of a column; compensates for the illusion of concavity that viewers experience when the sides are perfectly straight

(... is part of column) an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes

(column belongs to category ...) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

Definition 2: a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for column in the sense of this definition

(column is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of column ) a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top

(... is a kind of column ) a tribal emblem consisting of a pillar carved and painted with totemic figures; erected by Indian tribes of the northwest Pacific coast

Definition 3: a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for column in the sense of this definition

(column is a kind of ...) conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

Definition 4: any tubular or pillar-like supporting structure in the body - [noun denoting body]

(column is a kind of ...) any structure created by the skeleton of an organism

Definition 5: an article giving opinions or perspectives - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for column in the sense of this definition

(column is a kind of ...) nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication

(... is a kind of column ) a newspaper column devoted to personal problems

(... is part of column) a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements

"he read his newspaper at breakfast"

Definition 6: a page or text that is vertically divided - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where column or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the newspaper devoted several columns to the subject
  • the bookkeeper used pages that were divided into columns

(column is a kind of ...) the words of something written

"there were more than a thousand words of text" "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech" "he wants to reconstruct the original text"

Definition 7: a line of units following one after another - [noun denoting group]

(column is a kind of ...) a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other

(column belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 8: a vertical array of numbers or other information - [noun denoting group]

Samples where column or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he added a column of numbers

(column is a kind of ...) an orderly arrangement

"an array of troops in battle order"

(... is a member of column) a set of data arranged in rows and columns

"see table 1"

Definition 9: anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where column or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for column in the sense of this definition

(column is a kind of ...) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

(... is a kind of column ) a small column (or structure resembling a column) that is a part of a plant or animal

(... is a kind of column ) (geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock

"a tall sandstone hoodoo"

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