Associations to the word «Pillar»

Pictures for the word «Pillar»


PILLAR, noun. (architecture) A large post, often used as supporting architecture.
PILLAR, noun. Something resembling such a structure.
PILLAR, noun. An essential part of something that provides support.
PILLAR, noun. (Roman Catholic) A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church.
PILLAR, noun. The centre of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns.
PILLAR, verb. To provide with pillars or added strength as if from pillars.
PILLAR BLOCK, noun. Alternative form of pillow block
PILLAR BLOCKS, noun. Plural of pillar block
PILLAR BOX, noun. (British) A free-standing item of street furniture in the form of a short, red pillar with a slot for posting letters.
PILLAR HARP, noun. Synonym of frame harp.
PILLAR HARPS, noun. Plural of pillar harp
PILLAR OF THE COMMUNITY, noun. A prominent member or supporter of a particular community

Dictionary definition

PILLAR, noun. A fundamental principle or practice; "science eroded the pillars of superstition".
PILLAR, 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".
PILLAR, noun. A prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community".
PILLAR, noun. A vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument).
PILLAR, noun. (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure.

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery