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 pillaredbolster, stress, buttress, support, enlarge, increase, fortify, emphasize, boost, underline, stiffen, energize, prop, harden, multiply, stroke, supplement, sustain, carry, hype
Examples from the Web for pillared
Historical Examples of pillared
The throne was exactly before us, at the end of the pillared vista.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
The holes were the spots on the dominoes with which the pillared hall was paved.The Magic City
It was of the omnipotent—the pillared portal of the Temple of the Bell.The Blind Spot
A pillared entrance, gained by steps, led into a small hall.The Shadow of Ashlydyat
Mrs. Henry Wood
Neither are they grave monks nor anchorites nor pillared saints.Poachers and Poaching
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.