verb (used with object)
- aimlessly from place to place.
- uneasily from one bad situation or predicament to another.
Origin of pillar
Examples from the Web for pillar
In another generation, it will be useless, leading visitors straight into a pillar.
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|Scott Bixby|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Emily Shire|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Dean Obeidallah|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Saugor the marriage-post is often a four-sided wooden frame or a pillar with four pieces of wood suspended from it.
I had always figured the inside of the Pillar House as full of treasures, for they told tales of the old whaler's wealth.The Best Short Stories of 1917|Various
They had good places in a front box, and there was luckily a pillar behind which mamma could weep in comfort.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
There was High Mass in the choir that day, and she knelt a little way down the nave, beside a pillar.Long Will|Florence Converse
He had been a pillar of fire to the American cause—a pillar of smoke to the enemies of human rights.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
British Dictionary definitions for pillar
Word Origin for pillar
Word Origin and History 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.