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Noun: pillar  pi-lu(r)
  1. A fundamental principle or practice
    "science eroded the pillars of superstition"
  2. Anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
    "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite";
    - column, tower
  3. A prominent supporter
    "he is a pillar of the community";
    - mainstay
  4. A vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
    - column
  5. (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
    - column

Derived forms: pillars

Type of: admirer, booster, champion, construction, form, friend, principle, protagonist, rule, shape, structure, supporter, upright, vertical

Part of: temple

Encyclopedia: Pillar