pillar


Definition: Meaning of, pillar in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈpɪlə /

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pillar pillars
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  1. a tall upright round post used as a support for a roof or bridge
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  2. a tall upright round post, usually made of stone, put up to remind people of an important person or event
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  3. pillar of society/the community/the church etc somebody who is an important and respected member of a group, and is involved in many public activities
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  4. a very important part of a system of beliefs or ideas
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  5. be driven/pushed from pillar to post to have to go from one person or situation to another without achieving much or being able to settle
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  6. be a pillar of strength if someone is a pillar of strength, they are there to give you help and support at a difficult time
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  7. pillar of dust/smoke/flame etc a tall upright mass of dust, smoke, flame etc
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pillar used in phrases

  • from pillar to post (adverb)
    1. from one place or situation to another
  • pillar box (noun)
    1. [countable] British English old-fashioned a large red tube-shaped box for posting letters that stands on streets in Britain [↪  letterbox] [=  postbox]
  • pillar of Islam (noun)
    1. Islam one of the five religious obligations accepted by all Muslims
  • pillar of strength (noun)
    1. a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort
  • pillar-box red (noun)
    1. a very bright red colour
  • pillar-shaped (adjective)
    1. shaped like a cylindrical pillar
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