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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 refugees Things 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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