from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A vertical structure usually consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital, used as a support or standing alone as a monument.
- noun Any slender vertical support, as of steel or reinforced concrete.
- noun Something resembling an architectural column in form or function.
- noun One of two or more vertical sections of text lying side by side in a document and separated by a rule or a blank space.
- noun An arrangement of numbers in a single vertical line.
- 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 Botany A columnlike structure, especially one formed by the union of a stamen and the style in an orchid flower, or one formed by the united staminal filaments in flowers such as those of the hibiscus or mallow.
- noun Anatomy Any of various tubular or pillarlike supporting structures in the body, each generally having a single tissue origin and function.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A short upright line which separates written or printed words or symbols.
- noun The mast or vertical member of a hoisting apparatus, such as a crane, usually so constructed that no bracing or guys shall be required at the top to resist the bending stresses due to the load.
- noun A solid body of greater length than thickness, standing upright, and generally serving as a support to something resting on its top; a pillar; more specifically, as an architectural term, a cylindrical or slightly tapering or fusiform body, called a shaft, set vertically on a stylobate, or on a congeries of moldings which forms its base, and surmounted by a spreading mass which forms its capital.
- noun Anything resembling a column in shape; any body pressing perpendicularly on its base, and throughout of the same or about the same diameter as its base: as, a column of water, air, or mercury.
- noun In botany, a body formed by the union of filaments with one another, as in
Malvaceæ, or of stamens with the style, as in orchids. See cut under androphore.
- noun In anatomy and zoology, a part or organ likened to a column or pillar; a columna or columella: as, the spinal column; the fleshy columns of the heart.
- noun In Crinoidea, specifically, the stalk or stem of a crinoid.
- noun Milit., a formation of troops narrow in front and extended from front to rear: thus distinguished from a line, which is extended in front and thin in depth.
- noun Nautical, a number of ships following one another.
- noun In printing, one of the typographical divisions of printed matter in two or more vertical rows of lines.
- noun Hence The contents of or the matter printed in such a column, especially in a newspaper: as, the columns of the daily press.
- noun An apparatus used for the fixation of colors upon fabrics by means of steam.
- noun two symmetrically placed tracts of medium-sized nerve-cells of the spinal cord, laterodorsad of the central canal, confined to the thoracic region.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (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
- noun Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk.
- noun A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from
line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy.
- noun A small army.
- noun (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.
- noun (Print.) A perpendicular set of lines, not extending across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule or blank space.
- noun (Arith.) A perpendicular line of figures.
- noun (Bot.) The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.
- noun (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.
- noun See under
Attach, v. t.
- noun See under
Cluster, v. t.
- noun a thin strip of brass separating columns of type in the form, and making a line between them in printing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
solid uprightstructure designed usually to supporta larger structure above it, such as a roofor horizontal beam, but sometimes for decoration.
- noun A
verticalline of entries in a table, usually read from topto bottom.
- noun A body of
troopsor army vehicles, usually strung out along a road.
- noun A body of
textmeant to be read lineby line, especially in printed material that has multiple adjacentsuch on a single page.
- noun A unit of
width, especially of advertisements, in a periodical, equivalent to the width of a usual column of text.
- noun by extension A recurring feature in a periodical, especially an
opinionpiece, especially by a single authoror small rotatinggroup of authors, or on a single theme.
- noun Something having similar vertical form or structure to the things mentioned above, such as a
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
- noun anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
- noun a vertical array of numbers or other information
- noun a line of units following one after another
- noun 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
- noun a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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