More definitions of "pillar":
- (noun): Anything tall and thin approximating the shape of a column or tower.
Example: "A thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"
Synonyms: column, tower
- (noun): A fundamental principle or practice.
Example: "Science eroded the pillars of superstition"
- (noun): (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure.
- (noun): A vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air).
Famous quotes containing the word pillar:
“Fames pillar here, at last, we set,
Out-during marble, brass, or jet,”
—Robert Herrick (15911674)
“In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.”
—Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)
“The LORD went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they might travel by day and by night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 13:21,22.