Definitions of column
n. - A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and capital. See Order. 2
n. - Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the Column Vendome; the spinal column. 2
n. - A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy. 2
n. - A small army. 2
n. - A number of ships so arranged as to follow one another in single or double file or in squadrons; -- in distinction from "line", where they are side by side. 2
n. - A perpendicular set of lines, not extending across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule or blank space; as, a column in a newspaper. 2
n. - A perpendicular line of figures. 2
n. - The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids. 2
The word "column" uses 6 letters: C L M N O U.
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