- 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.
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
How to use column in a sentence
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.
He branded it a fifth-column invasion into popular culture, normalizing radical, even communist ambitions.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?”
My two eyes haven't quite the same focal length and this often puts me out of the straight with a column of figures.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The very first chords which Mademoiselle Reisz struck upon the piano sent a keen tremor down Mrs. Pontellier's spinal column.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He leaned against that same stone column, thinking, searching in his mind, feeling acutely.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Track of the count may be kept by placing a mark for each leukocyte in its appropriate column, ruled upon paper.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The last thing—against the skyline—a little column of French soldiers of the line charging back upwards towards the lost redoubt.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
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