columnar

[ kuh-luhm-ner ]
/ kəˈlʌm nər /

adjective

shaped like a column.
characterized by columns: columnar architecture.
Also co·lum·nal. printed, arranged, etc., in columns: data in columnar form.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. column dress,
  2. column inch,
  3. column of fornix,
  4. column vector,
  5. columna,
  6. columnar cell,
  7. columnar epithelium,
  8. columnar jointing,
  9. columnarized,
  10. columnea

Origin of columnar

1720–30; < Late Latin columnāris, equivalent to column(a) column + -āris -ar1

Related formscol·um·nar·i·ty [kol-uh m-nar-i-tee] /ˌkɒl əmˈnær ɪ ti/, noun

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Word Origin and History for columnar

columnar

adj.

1728, from Late Latin columnaris "rising in the form of a pillar," from columna "column" (see column).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper