pillars

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pillar \Pil"lar\, adjective (Mach.) Having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs; as, a pillar drill.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pillar \Pil"lar\, noun [OE. pilerF. pilier, LL. pilare, pilarium, pilarius, fr. L. pila a pillar. See {Pile} a heap.]

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." --Shak.

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.] --Skelton.

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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pillar

noun

1: a fundamental principle or practice; "science eroded the pillars of superstition"

2: anything that approximates 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}, {pillar}]

3: a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community" [syn: {pillar}, {mainstay}]

4: a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument) [syn: {column}, {pillar}]

5: (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure [syn: {column}, {pillar}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

FIRST PRINCIPLES and VALUES

This URL is being reserved for all of us who have a desire to promote electronic democracy, science, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, race and gender equality, civil rights, equal access to education, personal liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, open and transparent government that respects the privacy of all citizens in all cases with the exception of when an individually specific search warrant is issued by a judge who is not a part of a secret court, global monetary reform, secularism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of the War on Drugs.

FCC Complaint
Original FCC Complaint
query failed: Line #:6661 QUERY="INSERT INTO botlog(date,word,agent,engine,thishost) values (date(now()),'pillars','CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)',engine,'define.com')"