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pillars, plural;
  1. A tall vertical structure of stone, wood, or metal, used as a support for a building, or as an ornament or monument

  2. Something shaped like such a structure
    • - a pillar of smoke
  3. A person or thing regarded as reliably providing essential support for something
    • - he was a pillar of his local community

  1. a fundamental principle or practice; "science eroded the pillars of superstition"
  2. column: anything that approximates 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"
  3. a prominent supporter; "he is a pillar of the community"
  4. column: a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
  5. Pillar is a Grammy-nominated Christian rock band currently located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their sixth studio album, Confessions, was released in 2009.
  6. Pillars are the vertical supports of the greenhouse of a closed automobile body. They are referred to with letters, such as "A-pillar", "B-pillar" and so forth, moving from the front of the windshield to the rear of the car.
  7. Pillar is a mountain in the western part of the English Lake District. Situated between the valleys of Ennerdale to the north and Wasdale to the south, it is the highest point of the Pillar group (some dozen fells clustered round it). ...
  8. The Pillar was an LGBT publication in Salt Lake City, Utah. Published monthly, the magazine was published from 1993 to October, 2007. It was predated by other gay and lesbian publications, but was one of the longest-lasting continuously-published gay publications in Utah.
  9. A large post, often used as supporting architecture; To provide with pillars or added strength as if from pillars
  10. (Pillars) slender, vertical columns usually made of stone or concrete (see also TYPE) (Example).
  11. (Pillars) Used to separate the layers of a tiered cake. They can be made of plastic or wood in several heights to achieve the desired look.
  12. (Pillars) there are three “Pillars”. The first Pillar refers to the Community or EC Treaty (TEC). The second and third Pillars refer to the two areas of inter-governmental co-operation established by the Maastricht Treaty. ...
  13. (Pillars) the rods that hold the plates apart. In older watches they were fancy.
  14. (A-pillars) The framing around a vehicle's windshield
  15. (15. 5 Pillars) faith, prayer, pilgrimage, alms, fasting during Ramadan - 5 things all Muslims must do
  16. (PILLARS) Communication horizontally between organizational units, as opposed to vertical communication along a chain of command, is considered extremely helpful in complex organizations, and a major barrier to that has always been the vertical “turf walls” making SILOs around each unit. ...
  17. (PILLARS) Guide posts used in a pillar set.
  18. (Pillars (Piliers)) Wood, concrete or metal columns that are driven into the ground and used to support a building and prevent it from sinking into the ground.
  19. (Pillars) A foundation and framework used to set organizational goals and the evaluation process.  Once the goals for each pillar are set for the organization as a whole, they are cascaded throughout, from the division level to department or unit level, to individual leader. ...
  20. (Pillars) Both configurations typically feature A, B & C-pillars, station wagons feature a D-pillar and hatchbacks may feature a D pillar.
  21. (Pillars) I: European Community · II: Common Foreign and Security Policy · III: Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters
  22. (Pillars) Large area or blocks of coal left undisturbed as a means of supporting the roof of the mine.
  23. (Pillars) The dividers used to hold individual cake layers apart. They can be plain column shapes, swans, made of plastic or wood, or even of varying heights per cake layer.
  24. (Pillars) from the Tree of Life (Kabalah), one represents Mercy, the other Severity. Another interpretation is that the one on the right represents the law, and the one of the left the liberty to obey or disobey. The design crowing the pillars may represent sexual union.
  25. (The Pillars) The pillars overlook the campus and are located above the “I.” Some consider this a makeout spot.