English dictionary



Hint: In most browsers you can lookup any word by double click it.

English noun: pillar

1. pillar (cognition) a fundamental principle or practice


SamplesScience eroded the pillars of superstition.


Broader (hypernym)principle, rule


Narrower (hyponym)pillar of Islam

2. pillar (shape) anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower


SamplesThe test tube held a column of white powder.
A tower of dust rose above the horizon.
A thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite.


Synonymscolumn, tower


Broader (hypernym)form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)columella, hoodoo

3. pillar (person) a prominent supporter


SamplesHe is a pillar of the community.


Synonymsmainstay


Broader (hypernym)admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist, supporter

4. pillar (artifact) a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)


Synonymscolumn


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure


Narrower (hyponym)obelisk, totem pole

5. pillar (artifact) (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure


Synonymscolumn


Broader (hypernym)upright, vertical


Narrower (hyponym)atlas, caryatid, newel, pilaster, pile, piling, spile, stilt, support column, telamon


Part holonymcap, capital, chapiter, entasis, footstall, pedestal, plinth, scape, shaft


Part meronymtemple


Domain categoryarchitecture









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk