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Meaning of COLUMN

Pronunciation:  'kâlum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a tall cylindrical vertical upright
  2. [n]  a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air)
  3. [n]  a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands
  4. [n]  an article giving opinions or perspectives
  5. [n]  a line of (usually military) units following one after another
  6. [n]  a linear array of numbers one above another
  7. [n]  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"

COLUMN is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chromatography column, editorial, newspaper column, pillar, pillar, tower
 See Also: agony column, array, article, atlas, cap, capital, caryatid, chapiter, construction, file, footstall, form, Indian file, newel, newspaper, obelisk, paper, pedestal, pilaster, pile, piling, plinth, shaft, shape, single file, spile, stilt, structure, support column, table, tabular array, telamon, temple, totem pole, tube, tubing, upright, vertical



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Col"umn\, n. [L. columna, fr. columen, culmen, fr.
cellere (used only in comp.), akin to E. excel, and prob. to
holm. See {Holm}, and cf. {Colonel}.]
1. (Arch.) A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal
   support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat
   ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and
   capital. See {Order}.

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.

3. (Mil.)
   (a) A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the
       other; -- contradistinguished from {line}. Compare
       {Ploy}, and {Deploy}.
   (b) A small army.

4. (Naut.) A number of ships so arranged as to follow one
   another in single or double file or in squadrons; -- in
   distinction from ``line'', where they are side by side.

5. (Print.) A perpendicular set of lines, not extending
   across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule
   or blank space; as, a column in a newspaper.

6. (Arith.) A perpendicular line of figures.

7. (Bot.) The body formed by the union of the stamens in the
   Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the

{Attached column}. See under {Attach}, v. t.

{Clustered column}. See under {Cluster}, v. t.

{Column rule}, a thin strip of brass separating columns of
   type in the form, and making a line between them in

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing columns in your dream, symbolizes strength and hard work. You may be feeling burdened or drained in some way or that you find yourself needing to support others.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The lower part of an awn in grasses, when distinctly different in form from the upper part; a structure (a.k.a. a gynostemium ) in orchids which extends above the ovary of a flower and incorporates stigma, style and stamens.
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