pillar


pillar

noun

Definition of PILLAR

1
an upright shaft that supports an overhead structure <the ancient Greek temple boasted graceful marble pillars with richly ornamented tops>
2
something or someone to which one looks for support <my father has been my pillar throughout this crisis>
Related Words backbone, sinew(s), spine; right hand; bolsterer, crutch, handmaiden (also handmaid), prop, stay; anchorage, harbor, refuge

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