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 pillared
The procession arrived at a pillared archway leading underneath the solid walls of the fortress.The Goddess of Atvatabar|William R. Bradshaw
For a moment, when the long, pillared building first came into view, Radmore had felt a thrill of unreasonable disappointment.What Timmy Did|Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
I hope you will not say that I have built a pillared portico of introduction to a humble structure of narrative.The Poet at the Breakfast Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
It was of the omnipotent—the pillared portal of the Temple of the Bell.The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
The pillared front of the Palace stretched before us raised on the terrace, its total length 260 feet.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places|Archibald Forbes
British Dictionary definitions for pillared
Word Origin for pillar
Word Origin and History for pillared
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.