Meaning of COLUMN in English
(PRINTING), abbreviation col [noun] [C] - one of several vertical blocks of print into which a page of a newspaper or magazine is dividedI didn't have time to read the whole article - just the first column.A column is also a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine which is always written by the same person and which appears regularly, usually on a particular subject.She writes a weekly fashion/gossip column for the Evening Standard.A column is also any vertical block of words or numbers.Add the column of figures and divide the sum by three.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012