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Meaning of “pillar” - Learner’s Dictionary

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 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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