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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 pillar in the sense of this definition

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

"the ball sailed between the uprights"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(pillar 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 pillar) an edifice devoted to special or exalted purposes

(pillar 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 pillar in the sense of this definition

(pillar 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 pillar ) a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top

(... is a kind of pillar ) 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 fundamental principle or practice - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • science eroded the pillars of superstition

(pillar is a kind of ...) a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

"their principles of composition characterized all their works"

(... is a kind of pillar ) (Islam) one of the five religious obligations accepted by all Muslims

Definition 4: a prominent supporter - [noun denoting person]

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

  • he is a pillar of the community

Synonyms for pillar in the sense of this definition

(pillar is a kind of ...) a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

"all their supporters came out for the game" "they are friends of the library"

Definition 5: anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where pillar 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 pillar in the sense of this definition

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

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

"a tall sandstone hoodoo"

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