Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
pillar

pil·lar

pillar

 
pronunciation:
pI lr
part of speech: noun
definition: a tall column shaped like a cylinder that is used to support a structure or to serve as a decoration or monument.
The porch is held up by pillars.That pillar is a monument to all the soldiers from our town.
 
synonyms:
column
similar words:
atlas, pier, pole, post, shaft
derivations: pillared (adj.), pillarlike (adj.)