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Noun pillar has 5 senses
  1. pillar - a fundamental principle or practice; "science eroded the pillars of superstition"
    --1 is a kind of
    principle, rule
    --1 has particulars: pillar of Islam
  2. column, tower, pillar - 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"
    --2 is a kind of shape, form
    --2 has particulars: columella; hoodoo
  3. pillar, mainstay - a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community"
    --3 is a kind of supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend
  4. column, pillar - a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air)
    --4 is a kind of structure, construction
    --4 has particulars: obelisk; totem pole
  5. column, pillar - (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure
    --5 is a kind of upright, vertical
    --5 is a part of temple
    --5 has parts:
     capital, chapiter, cap; pedestal, plinth, footstall; shaft, scape; entasis
    --5 has particulars:
     atlas, telamon; caryatid; newel; pilaster; pile, spile, piling, stilt; support column
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