Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pillar”

See all translations

pillar

noun
 
 
/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.Arches, columns and beams
a pillar of sth someone or something who is very important to a place, organization, etc: He was a pillar of the local community.Important and essential thingsInformation and messagesImportant people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people
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…
(Definition of pillar from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pillar” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More