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Synonyms for pillar

Synonyms for (noun) pillar

Synonyms: column, pillar Definition: (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

Similar words: upright, vertical Definition: a vertical structural member as a post or stake Usage: the ball sailed between the uprights

Synonyms: pillar, column Definition: a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)

Similar words: structure, construction Definition: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts Usage: the structure consisted of a series of arches; she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons

Synonyms: pillar Definition: a fundamental principle or practice Usage: science eroded the pillars of superstition

Similar words: principle, rule Definition: a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct Usage: their principles of composition characterized all their works

Synonyms: pillar, mainstay Definition: a prominent supporter Usage: he is a pillar of the community

Similar words: supporter, friend, admirer, protagonist, booster, champion Definition: a person who backs a politician or a team etc. Usage: all their supporters came out for the game; they are friends of the library

Synonyms: tower, pillar, column Definition: anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower Usage: 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

Similar words: form, shape Definition: the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance Usage: geometry is the mathematical science of shape