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1    an upright structure of stone, brick, metal, etc., that supports a superstructure or is used for ornamentation  
2    something resembling this in shape or function  
a pillar of stones, a pillar of smoke     
3    a tall, slender, usually sheer rock column, forming a separate top  
4    a prominent supporter  
a pillar of the Church     
5    from pillar to post   from one place to another  
6    tr   to support with or as if with pillars  
     (C13: from Old French pilier, from Latin pila; see pile1)  

earth pillar  
      n   a landform consisting of a column of clay or earth capped and protected from erosion by a boulder  
pillar box  
1    (in Britain) a red pillar-shaped public letter box situated on a pavement  
2    characteristic of a pillar box (in the phrase pillar-box red)  
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1    column, obelisk, pier, pilaster, piling, post, prop, shaft, stanchion, support, upright  
2    leader, leading light     (informal)   mainstay, rock, supporter, torchbearer, tower of strength, upholder, worthy  

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