pillar of strength

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pillar of strength

:someone or something that gives support or help during difficult times
  • My husband was my/a pillar of strength during my mother's illness.

Word by Word Definitions

pillar play
  1. : a firm upright support for a superstructure : post

  2. : a usually ornamental column or shaft

  3. : a supporting, integral, or upstanding member or part

  1. : to provide or strengthen with or as if with pillars

strength play
  1. : the quality or state of being strong : capacity for exertion or endurance

  2. : power to resist force : solidity, toughness

  3. : power of resisting attack : impregnability


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