From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
2. Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the Column Vend[^o]me; the spinal column.
8. (Print.) one of a series of articles written in a periodical, usually under the same title and at regular intervals; it may be written and signed by one or more authors, or may appear pseudonymously or anonymously, as an editorial column. "Safire's weekly column On Language in the New York Times is usually more interesting (and probably more accurate) than his political column." --P. Cassidy [PJC]
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