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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 Arabic عَمود…
in Korean 기둥…
in Malaysian tiang…
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 Vietnamese cột trụ…
in Spanish pilar, columna…
in Portuguese pilar, sustentáculo, alicerce…
in Thai เสาค้ำ…
in German der Pfeiler…
in Catalan pilar…
in Japanese 柱, 支柱…
in Indonesian tiang…
in Chinese (Simplified) (建筑物的)柱子,支柱, 墩…
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