- The definition of a column is a vertical arrangement of something, a regular article in a paper, magazine or website, or a structure that holds something up.
- An example of column is an Excel list of budget items.
- An example of column is a weekly recipe article.
- An example of column is a pillar in the front of a building.
Columns on the front of the U.S. Supreme Court building.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a slender upright structure, generally consisting of a cylindrical shaft, a base, and a capital; pillar: it is usually a supporting or ornamental member in a building
- anything like a column in shape or function: a column of water, the spinal column
- a formation of troops, ships, etc. in a file or adjacent files
- any of the vertical sections of printed matter that are side by side on a page, separated by a rule or blank space
- (any of) a series of feature articles appearing regularly in a newspaper or magazine, by a particular writer or about a certain subject
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French colomne ; from Classical Latin columna, collateral form of columen, column, pillar ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kel-, to project from source hill, holm, Classical Greek kolophōn
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- Architecture A supporting pillar consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital.
- Something resembling an architectural pillar in form or function: a column of mercury in a thermometer.
- a. Printing One of two or more vertical sections of typed lines lying side by side on a page and separated by a rule or a blank space.b. A feature article that appears regularly in a publication, such as a newspaper.
- A formation, as of troops or vehicles, in which all elements follow one behind the other.
- 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.
- Anatomy Any of various tubular or pillarlike supporting structures in the body, each generally having a single tissue origin and function: the vertebral column.
Origin: Middle English columne, from Latin columna; see kel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- colˈumned adjective
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