Variant of column
- 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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