Meaning of “pillar” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /ˈpɪlər/

[ C ] a tall structure made of stone, wood, etc that supports something above it:

The new bridge will be supported by 100 concrete pillars.
a pillar of sth

someone or something who is very important to a place, organization, etc:

He was a pillar of the local community.

(Definition of “pillar” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)