A pillared entrance, gained by steps, led into a small hall.
The throne was exactly before us, at the end of the pillared vista.
The marble baths, the jeweled bed chambers, the pillared halls, the graceful porticoes—all these abound in rich profusion.
It was of the omnipotent—the pillared portal of the Temple of the Bell.
The business part of the place was mean, but further out there were handsome old residences, pillared and vine-clad.
Neither are they grave monks nor anchorites nor pillared saints.
Then he moved indirectly across the pillared gambling pavilion, pausing at two tables to place bets.
Still there was no movement among all the arrased, girdered, pillared hosts.
pillared and arched with stone-work it was within, wrought by giants and dwarfs of old time.
In all directions stretches the pillared immensity of the forests.
c.1200, from Old French piler "pillar, column, pier" (12c., Modern French pilier) and directly from Medieval Latin pilare, from Latin pila "pillar, stone barrier." Figurative sense of "prop or support of an institution or community" is first recorded early 14c. Phrase pillar to post is c.1600, originally of tennis, exact meaning obscure.
pillar pil·lar (pĭl'ər)
A structure or part that provides support and resembles a column or pillar.
used to support a building (Judg. 16:26, 29); as a trophy or memorial (Gen. 28:18; 35:20; Ex. 24:4; 1 Sam. 15:12, A.V., "place," more correctly "monument," or "trophy of victory," as in 2 Sam. 18:18); of fire, by which the Divine Presence was manifested (Ex. 13:2). The "plain of the pillar" in Judg. 9:6 ought to be, as in the Revised Version, the "oak of the pillar", i.e., of the monument or stone set up by Joshua (24:26).