Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “column”

column

noun [C]  /ˈkɑl·əm/ us  

column noun [C] (BUILDING)

a tall, vertical post used as a support for the roof of a building or for decoration A column is also anything or any set of things having a long, narrow shape: a column of soldiers a column of smoke

column noun [C] (PRINTING)

one of several vertical blocks of print into which a page of a newspaper or magazine is divided: The article filled two columns. A column is also a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine that is written by the same person and appears regularly, usually on a particular subject: a column on sports A column is also any vertical block of words or numbers: a column of figures
(Definition of column from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of column?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Objects - general words, but you might be interested in these topics from the Objects topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “column”

Definitions of “column” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shadow

an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More