Synonyms and Antonyms of pillar
1 an upright shaft that supports an overhead structure the ancient Greek temple boasted graceful marble pillars with richly ornamented tops Synonyms column, pier, pilaster, post, stanchion Related Words caryatid, pedestal; buttress, flying buttress; needle, obelisk; pile, piling
2 something or someone to which one looks for support my father has been my pillar throughout this crisis Synonyms anchor, buttress, mainstay, dependence, reliance, standbyRelated Words backbone, sinew(s), spine; right hand; bolsterer, crutch, handmaiden (also handmaid), prop, stay; anchorage, harbor, refuge
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