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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pil·lar /ˈpɪlɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pil·lar /ˈpɪlɚ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pil·lar, a. Mach. Having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs; as, a pillar drill.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pil·lar n.
 1. The general and popular term for a firm, upright, insulated support for a superstructure; a pier, column, or post; also, a column or shaft not supporting a superstructure, as one erected for a monument or an ornament.
    Jacob set a pillar upon her grave.   --Gen. xxxv. 20.
 The place . . . vast and proud,
 Supported by a hundred pillars stood.   --Dryden.
 2. Figuratively, that which resembles such a pillar in appearance, character, or office; a supporter or mainstay; as, the Pillars of Hercules; a pillar of the state. “You are a well-deserving pillar.”
    By day a cloud, by night a pillar of fire.   --Milton.
 3. R. C. Ch. A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church. [Obs.]
 4. Man. The center of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns.
 From pillar to post, hither and thither; to and fro; from one place or predicament to another; backward and forward. [Colloq.]
 Pillar saint. See Stylite.
 Pillars of the fauces. See Fauces, 1.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a fundamental principle or practice; "science eroded the
           pillars of superstition"
      2: anything tall and thin approximating the shape of a column
         or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder";
         "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar
         of smoke betrayed their campsite" [syn: column, tower]
      3: a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community"
         [syn: mainstay]
      4: a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting
         anything (as a monument or a column of air) [syn: column]
      5: (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used
         to support a structure [syn: column]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    used to support a building (Judg. 16:26, 29); as a trophy or
    memorial (Gen. 28:18; 35:20; Ex. 24:4; 1 Sam. 15:12, A.V.,
    "place," more correctly "monument," or "trophy of victory," as
    in 2 Sam. 18:18); of fire, by which the Divine Presence was
    manifested (Ex. 13:2). The "plain of the pillar" in Judg. 9:6
    ought to be, as in the Revised Version, the "oak of the pillar",
    i.e., of the monument or stone set up by Joshua (24:26).