pillar

[ pil-er ]
/ ˈpɪl ər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to provide or support with pillars.

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Idioms for pillar

    from pillar to post,
    1. aimlessly from place to place.
    2. uneasily from one bad situation or predicament to another.

Origin of pillar

1175–1225; Middle English pillare<Medieval Latin pīlāre (see pile1, -ar2); replacing earlier piler<Old French <Medieval Latin, as above

synonym study for pillar

1. See column.

OTHER WORDS FROM pillar

pillared, adjectivepil·lar·like, adjectiveun·pil·lared, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pillar

pillar , pillory, pillow
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British Dictionary definitions for pillar

pillar
/ (ˈpɪlə) /

noun

an upright structure of stone, brick, metal, etc, that supports a superstructure or is used for ornamentation
something resembling this in shape or functiona pillar of stones; a pillar of smoke
a tall, slender, usually sheer rock column, forming a separate top
a prominent supportera pillar of the Church
from pillar to post from one place to another

verb

(tr) to support with or as if with pillars

Word Origin for pillar

C13: from Old French pilier, from Latin pīla; see pile 1
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Medical definitions for pillar

pillar
[ pĭlər ]

n.

A structure or part that provides support and resembles a column or pillar.
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