Definition of 'pillar'
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In the past few years there have been just two pillars of official resistance to this greed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A pillar of the Establishment. The Sun (2016)The first thing they did when they took over was to paint all the pillar boxes green. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Contact tracing is a central pillar of fighting ebola. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The sky is supported by four pillars. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)The dividend is an important pillar of the capitalist system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Go back a year and the pillar box was in steep and terminal decline. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The impact sent the bus careering into concrete pillars supporting a bridge. The Sun (2008)And as appointed pillars of our society they have made us feel anxious about its foundations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Our economic platform is based on the twin pillars of a free economy and social justice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If we lose our sense of national history we lose an important pillar in our national identity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Two of those cellars have vaults supported on central pillars in almost monastic manner and are ideal for parties or suppers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She is fighting for'one of the two pillars of natural justice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In short, she is a pillar of the establishment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I gripped slender pillars where the floor looked frail. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)Its booking offices and shops and telephone booths and massive concrete roof and pillars just weren't there any more. Sand In My Shoes: Wartime Diaries of a WAAF (2006)Familiar light flickered across the rising pillars and half pillars of rock, the hanging forest of stony branches and twigs. A Plague of Angels (1993)Vast pillars of smoke went up from the dozens of food stalls in the square, and the smells that rose with them were irresistible. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The brick pillars still help to support the railway bridge into Charing Cross. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Six Nations is built on six pillars and becomes shaky if it stands merely on five. Times, Sunday Times (2011)With white walls, red round pillars and flat roofs, the house references the international style of the interwar period pretty heavily. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'pillar'
British English: pillar /ˈpɪlə/ NOUN
A pillar is a tall solid structure which is usually used to support part of a building.
...the pillars supporting the roof.
- American English: pillar
- Arabic: عَمْود
- Brazilian Portuguese: pilar
- Chinese: 柱子
- Croatian: stup
- Czech: sloup
- Danish: søjle
- Dutch: pilaar
- European Spanish: pilar
- Finnish: pylväs
- French: pilier
- German: Säule
- Greek: στύλος
- Italian: pilastro
- Japanese: 柱
- Korean: 기둥
- Norwegian: søyle
- Polish: filar
- European Portuguese: pilar
- Romanian: pilon
- Russian: колонна
- Spanish: pilar
- Swedish: pelare
- Thai: เสาหลัก
- Turkish: sütun
- Ukrainian: колона
- Vietnamese: cột nhà
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