Meaning of COLUMN in English

COLUMN

■ noun

1》 an upright pillar supporting an arch or other structure or standing alone as a monument.

↘an upright shaft used for controlling a machine.

2》 a vertical division of a page or text.

↘a regular section of a newspaper or magazine on a particular subject or by a particular person.

3》 a line of people or vehicles moving in the same direction.

↘ Military a narrow-fronted deep formation of troops in successive lines.

Derivatives

~ar adjective

~ed adjective

Origin

ME: partly from OFr. columpne , reinforced by its source, L. ~a 'pillar'.

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