Associations to the word «Column»

Pictures for the word «Column»

Wiktionary

COLUMN, noun. (architecture) A solid upright structure designed usually to support a larger structure above it, such as a roof or horizontal beam, but sometimes for decoration.
COLUMN, noun. A vertical line of entries in a table, usually read from top to bottom.
COLUMN, noun. A body of troops or army vehicles, usually strung out along a road.
COLUMN, noun. A body of text meant to be read line by line, especially in printed material that has multiple adjacent such on a single page.
COLUMN, noun. A unit of width, especially of advertisements, in a periodical, equivalent to the width of a usual column of text.
COLUMN, noun. (by extension) A recurring feature in a periodical, especially an opinion piece, especially by a single author or small rotating group of authors, or on a single theme.
COLUMN, noun. Something having similar vertical form or structure to the things mentioned above, such as a spinal column.
COLUMN, noun. (botany) The gynostemium
COLUMN, noun. (chemistry) An object used to separate the different components of a liquid or to purify chemical compounds.
COLUMN DENSITY, noun. The total amount per unit area of a material suspended in a fluid or in a cloud in space, measured along the length of a column.
COLUMN INCH, noun. (printing) One inch of a printed column; a measure of space allocated.
COLUMN INCHES, noun. Plural of column inch
COLUMN SHIFTER, noun. (automotive) a shift lever used to change gears, that is mounted on the steering column
COLUMN SPACE, noun. (mathematics) The vector space comprising all the column vectors of a matrix
COLUMN SPACES, noun. Plural of column space
COLUMN VECTOR, noun. (linear algebra) An n × 1 matrix which represents a vector.

Dictionary definition

COLUMN, noun. A line of units following one after another.
COLUMN, noun. A vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands.
COLUMN, noun. A vertical array of numbers or other information; "he added a column of numbers".
COLUMN, noun. Anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite".
COLUMN, noun. An article giving opinions or perspectives.
COLUMN, noun. A vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument).
COLUMN, noun. (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure.
COLUMN, noun. A page or text that is vertically divided; "the newspaper devoted several columns to the subject"; "the bookkeeper used pages that were divided into columns".
COLUMN, noun. Any tubular or pillar-like supporting structure in the body.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats