pilar

[pahy-ler]

Origin of pilar

First recorded in 1855–60, pilar is from the New Latin word pilāris of hair. See pile3, -ar1
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Contemporary Examples of pilar

Historical Examples of pilar

  • Over the gate was a marble statue of a saint, who was called ‘Our Lady of Pilar.’

  • General Pilar was one of the most distinguished citizens of the republic.

  • Later on that same day, Dr. Pilar put out a call for volunteers.

    Cum Grano Salis

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • We can keep trying,” said Pilar, “and hope we stumble across it by accident.

    Cum Grano Salis

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Now a terrible thing was happening at Pilar's home this evening.

    The Little Spanish Dancer

    Madeline Brandeis


Word Origin and History for pilar
adj.

"pertaining to hair," 1858, from Modern Latin pilaris "hairy," from pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pilar in Medicine

pilar

[pīlər]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or covered with hair.
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