(noun, verb)


1. a fundamental principle or practice

- science eroded the pillars of superstition

Definition categories: thought, principle, rule

2. anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower

- a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite

Similar word(s): column, tower

Definition categories: shape, form

3. a prominent supporter

- he is a pillar of the community

Similar word(s): mainstay

Definition categories: person, admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist, supporter

4. a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)

Similar word(s): column

Definition categories: man–made, construction, structure

5. (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

Similar word(s): column

Definition categories: man–made, upright, vertical

Sentences with pillar as a noun:

- a pillar of smoke

- He's a pillar of the community.


1. To provide with pillars or added strength as if from pillars.