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English definition of “column”

column

noun [C] (BUILDING)    /ˈkɒl.əm/ US  /ˈkɑː.ləm/
B2 a tall, vertical stone post, used as a support for a roof or in classical buildings (= in the style of ancient Greece or Rome) for decoration, or standing alone as a monument (= a symbol of respect for a special person or event): The roof of the temple was held up by a row of thick stone columns. Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square → See also spinal columnArches, columns and beams column of sth something with a tall narrow shape: A column of smoke rose from the chimney.Objects - general words a line of moving people or vehicles: a column of refugeesThings collected in lines or rings
(Definition of column noun (BUILDING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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