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Definition of "column" []

  • Architecture A supporting pillar consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital. (noun)
  • Something resembling an architectural pillar in form or function: a column of mercury in a thermometer. (noun)
  • Printing One of two or more vertical sections of typed lines lying side by side on a page and separated by a rule or a blank space. (noun)
  • A feature article that appears regularly in a publication, such as a newspaper. (noun)
  • A formation, as of troops or vehicles, in which all elements follow one behind the other. (noun)
  • An upright post or pillar usually having a cylindrical shaft, a base, and a capital (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A form or structure in the shape of a column (noun)
  • A monument (noun)
  • A row, line, or file, as of people in a queue (noun)
  • A narrow formation in which individuals or units follow one behind the other (noun)
  • Any of two or more vertical sections of type on a printed page, esp on a newspaper page (noun)
  • A regular article or feature in a paper (noun)
  • A vertical array of numbers or mathematical terms (noun)
  • A long structure in a flower, such as that of an orchid, consisting of the united stamens and style (noun)
  • Any elongated structure, such as a tract of grey matter in the spinal cord or the stalk of a crinoid (noun)

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Use "column" in a sentence
  • "The likelihood of the Bills breaking the curse and transforming the win column from a 0 to a 1?"
  • "One definite Peretz theme that clangs in column after column is that there are no Arab nations."
  • "Jan Freeman, author since 1997 of a word column for the Boston Sunday Globe, produced an excellent annotated version of Bierce's book in 2009."