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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)

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.

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."