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A pillar is similar to a column which is a vertical support structure in architecture, but the base section is any shape but circular.

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PILLAR Fr. piler, Mod. pilier, Late Lat. pilare, from pi/a, column), an isolated upright structure, of narrow width in relation to its height, which is either employed as a support for a superincumbent load of some sort or is set up for commemorative or ornamental purposes. In the first sense the word has many common applications, as to columns supporting the girders of a warehouse floor or the deckbeams of a ship, to the single central support or pedestal of a table, machine-tool, &c., and to the masses of coal which the miner leaves in certain methods of working as supports to the roof (see Coal); it is also used figuratively of persons in such phrases as a "pillar of the state." In architecture it has strictly the second sense. The column erected in honour of Diocletian at Alexandria is known as Pompey's pillar, and the so-called columns of Trajan and Antoninus are in reality pillars, performing no structural function beyond that of carrying a statue. In India the only example is the iron pillar at Delhi, which is an extraordinary specimen of the ironworker's art considering the remote date at which it was made. Up to the middle of the 19th century the term "pillar" was employed to designate the masses of masonry in a church, which carry the arcades, but now the term "pier" is invariably adopted in preference.

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used to support a building (Jdg 16:26, 29); as a trophy or memorial (Gen 28:18; 35:20; Ex 24:4; 1Sam 15:12, A.V., "place," more correctly "monument," or "trophy of victory," as in 2 Sam 18:18); of fire, by which the Divine Presence was manifested (Ex 13:2). The "plain of the pillar" in Jdg 9:6 ought to be, as in the Revised Version, the "oak of the pillar", i.e., of the monument or stone set up by Joshua (24:26).

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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A pillar is another word for a column, which is a vertical support structure in architecture.

Pillar may also mean:

  • Pillar (band), a rock band
  • Pillar (Lake District), a fell in the English Lake District
  • A door pillar on a car
  • Paul Pillar, retired CIA National Intelligence Officer (publicly criticized Bush administration)
  • City Pillars, South African football (soccer) club

Other pages

  • Wikipedia:Five pillars
  • Pillar box
  • Pillarisation, a term describing the dealings of the Dutch and Belgians in their multicultural societies
  • Three pillars of the European Union
  • The three pillars in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life


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