column

[ kol-uhm ]
/ ˈkɒl əm /

noun

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Origin of column

1400–50; late Middle English columne<Latin columna, equivalent to colum(e)n peak + -a feminine ending; akin to excel; replacing late Middle English colompne<Anglo-French <Latin, as above

synonym study for column

1. Column, pillar refer to upright supports in architectural structures. Pillar is the general word: the pillars supporting the roof. A column is a particular kind of pillar, especially one with an identifiable shaft, base, and capital: columns of the Corinthian order.

OTHER WORDS FROM column

columned [kol-uhmd], /ˈkɒl əmd/, col·um·nat·ed [kol-uhm-ney-tid], /ˈkɒl əmˌneɪ tɪd/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for column

column
/ (ˈkɒləm) /

noun

Derived forms of column

columnar (kəˈlʌmnə), adjectivecolumned or columnated (ˈkɒləmˌneɪtɪd), adjective

Word Origin for column

C15: from Latin columna, from columen top, peak; related to Latin collis hill
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Medical definitions for column

column
[ kŏləm ]

n.

Any of various tubular or pillarlike supporting structures in the body, such as the spinal column, each generally having a single tissue origin and function.
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