verb (used with object)
- aimlessly from place to place.
- uneasily from one bad situation or predicament to another.
Origin of pillar
Synonyms for pillar
Related Words for pillarpedestal, backbone, shaft, obelisk, support, stanchion, mast, upright, tower, prop, pier, post, colonnade, pilaster, leader, light, rock, sinew, worthy
Examples from the Web for pillar
Contemporary Examples of pillar
In another generation, it will be useless, leading visitors straight into a pillar.Silicon Valley Mansions, Swallowed Alive
November 8, 2014
Yet over the course of this season, Sansa has become a pillar of strong womanhood.Valar Morghulis: Game of Thrones’ Women Are Going to Rule the World
June 17, 2014
I live just 45 minutes from my childhood home, so I am hardly the pillar of independence.Marlo Thomas Says Girls Should Feel Free to Be Like Hannah Horvath
April 24, 2014
Jackson is, contrary to this off-field image people have cultivated for him, a pillar of the community.The Philadelphia Eagles’ Race Problem: The Curious Case of DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper
March 29, 2014
But as Pillar noted, these groups “still want coverage by the mainstream media in order to realize their publicity goals.”Media Coverage of Olympic Terror Threats Shines Spotlight on Wrong Players
February 3, 2014
Historical Examples of pillar
When LOT swapped his wife away for a pillar of salt, the trade was free.
Behind it, at the corner of a pillar, was an ever-burning altar-lamp.The Dream
In an hour we can raise a pillar of ice ten feet high, and that is quite enough.The Field of Ice
Crowded against the pillar I could not escape and so tried to appear unconcerned.City of Endless Night
They threatened between them to fix her there in a pillar of snow.Heather and Snow
Word Origin for pillar
c.1200, from Old French piler "pillar, column, pier" (12c., Modern French pilier) and directly from Medieval Latin pilare, from Latin pila "pillar, stone barrier." Figurative sense of "prop or support of an institution or community" is first recorded early 14c. Phrase pillar to post is c.1600, originally of tennis, exact meaning obscure.