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Meaning of “column” - Learner’s Dictionary

column

noun [C]     /ˈkɒləm/
TALL POST
B2 a tall, solid, usually stone post which is used to support a roof or as decoration in a building: a stone/marble columnArchitectureArches, columns and beams
NEWSPAPER
a regular article in a newspaper or magazine on a particular subject or by the same writerHeadlines and features in newspapers and magazines
PRINT
B2 one of the blocks of print into which a page of a newspaper, magazine, or dictionary is dividedHeadlines and features in newspapers and magazines
NUMBERS ETC
any block of numbers or words written one under the otherThings collected in lines or rings
a column of sth
something with a tall, narrow shape: A column of smoke rose from the chimney.Things collected in lines or rings
PEOPLE MOVING
a long line of moving people or vehicles: a column of refugees →  See also gossip column Things collected in lines or rings
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