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pillar

noun [C]  us   /ˈpɪl·ər/
a strong vertical column made of stone, metal, or wood that supports part of a building or stands alone for decoration A pillar is also someone or something that is an important part of a group, place, or activity: He’s a pillar of the Dallas business community.
Translations of “pillar”
in Arabic عَمود…
in Korean 기둥…
in Malaysian tiang…
in French pilier…
in Turkish sütun, direk…
in Italian colonna, pilastro…
in Chinese (Traditional) (建築物的)柱子,支柱, 墩…
in Russian столб, колонна…
in Polish filar, słup…
in Vietnamese cột trụ…
in Spanish pilar, columna…
in Portuguese pilar, sustentáculo, alicerce…
in Thai เสาค้ำ…
in German der Pfeiler…
in Catalan pilar…
in Japanese 柱, 支柱…
in Indonesian tiang…
in Chinese (Simplified) (建筑物的)柱子,支柱, 墩…
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