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pillar

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɪl.ər/ us    //
a strong column made of stone, metal, or wood that supports part of a building: A row of reinforced concrete pillars supports the bridge. figurative a pillar of smoke/flamepillar of sth a very important member or part of a group, organization, system, etc.: Mrs Maple is a pillar of the local church. Equality is one of the pillars of socialism.
Translations of “pillar”
in Korean 기둥…
in Arabic عَمود…
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 Spanish pilar, columna…
in Portuguese pilar, sustentáculo, alicerce…
in German der Pfeiler…
in Catalan pilar…
in Japanese 柱, 支柱…
in Chinese (Simplified) (建筑物的)柱子,支柱, 墩…
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