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pillar

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pillar(
pih
-
luhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (architecture)
a. el pilar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
According to the architect's plan, there will be a pillar right here.Según el plano del arquitecto, habrá un pilar aquí mismo.
b. la columna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I love the beautiful pillars on these old buildings.Me encantan las columnas hermosas de estos edificios viejos.
2. (of fire or smoke)
a. la columna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The firefighters ran toward the pillar of smoke.Los bomberos corrieron hacia la columna de humo.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(important or exemplary part)
a. el pilar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The church was a pillar of medieval society.La iglesia era un pilar de la sociedad medieval.
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pillar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of building)
a. el pilar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (of fire)
a. la columna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (fig)
a.
a pillar of society/the Churchuno de los pilares de la sociedad/la Iglesia
from pillar to postde la Ceca a la Meca
to be a pillar of strengthser como una roca
pillar boxbuzón (de correos)
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pillar [ˈpɪləʳ]
noun
pilar (m); columna (f)
a pillar of smoke una columna de humo; the Pillars of Hercules las Columnas de Hércules; pillar of salt (Bible) estatua (f) de sal; a pillar of the church un pilar de la iglesia
to be a pillar of strength ser firme como una roca
to go from pillar to post ir de la Ceca a la Meca
modifier
pillar box (n) (Britain) buzón (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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