- a rigid, relatively slender, upright support, composed of relatively few pieces.
- a decorative pillar, most often composed of stone and typically having a cylindrical or polygonal shaft with a capital and usually a base.
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Origin of column
synonym study for column
OTHER WORDS FROM columncolumned [kol-uhmd], /ˈkɒl əmd/, col·um·nat·ed [kol-uhm-ney-tid], /ˈkɒl əmˌneɪ tɪd/, adjective
Words nearby column
Example sentences from the Web for column
In the figure below, the column on the left is a list of all pages.
In a recent newspaper column, Josefowitz wrote about the pandemic affording free time to tackle procrastinated tasks.No Visitors Leading to Despair and Isolation in Senior Care Homes|Jared Whitlock|July 28, 2020|Voice of San Diego
When placed on the column, each ring slid down to its correct position, if possible.
A pressure sensor on a tag attached to a shark’s fin recorded the animal’s swimming depth at one-second intervals as the shark moved up and down in the water column.Random Search Wired Into Animals May Help Them Hunt|Liam Drew|June 11, 2020|Quanta Magazine
At the end of my five-day experiment, I created a spreadsheet of my results, with each group getting its own column.Rock Candy Science 2: No such thing as too much sugar|Bethany Brookshire|April 30, 2020|Science News For Students
Sometimes a column has the economy and rhythm of a short story.
Later that night, that same black-and-red banner would be seen again—in the column of marchers chanting for dead cops.
My editor called and said, “Do a column on this Lena Dunham flap!”Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham|P. J. O’Rourke|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His sign was the last one people saw as the column of marchers passed them, it read, “Am I next?”
The Washington Post wrote, “it would take almost a column of The Post just to tell the names of all the animals within.”We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus|Anthony Paletta|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thus, every column would contain one hundred and ten tons of marble, besides base and capital!Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)|Charles Bucke
If this is to be the case the capital must be rendered congruous with the column it should surmount.
Dick was at the head of the column with Colonel Winchester and the sergeant.The Rock of Chickamauga|Joseph A. Altsheler
Turning over the page, a column and a quarter is occupied with a general summary of European news by the P. and 0.Town Life in Australia|R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
Merodach's column terminated in a lance head, and the head of a lion crowned that of Nergal.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for column
- a form or structure in the shape of a columna column of air
- a monument
- any of two or more vertical sections of type on a printed page, esp on a newspaper page
- a regular article or feature in a paperthe fashion column