Meaning of COLUMN in English




a column/plume of smoke

He could see a thin black column of smoke rising vertically into the sky.

a newspaper column (= a regular article in a newspaper written by a particular journalist )

She writes a regular newspaper column about gardening.

advice column

agony column

fifth column

gossip column

personal column

spinal column




Pictures were almost non-existent, long columns of grey, illegible type propped up its pages.

Soldiers, in half-mile-\#long columns , paraded through town.

I turned and saw a long blue column approaching with a corporal in charge.

I count a hundred eighty-five mov-ing along the shore in a long column , three or four bodies deep.

Every few minutes the guns would halt as some obstruction worked its way down the long column .

Warren happened to ride toward the point in the long column occupied by the brigade of General Stephen H.. Weed.

Word was passed down the long column to close up, and to be ready to make a dash for the ford.

He perused the long columns of journalistic licence which covered the Mercury's front page.


This month's personal finance column therefore takes a back to basics look at expatriate tax.

When you do, place an advertisement in the personal column of the International Herald Tribune to read as follows.

Clive Thornton contributed a personal finance column .


Chiropractic Practitioners deal with the structural relationships between the nerve tissues and the spinal column .

The central rod is known as the Sushumna and corresponds to the spinal column .

Many neurologic disorders affecting the brain stem, cerebellum, and spinal cord posterior column may cause dizzy sensations.

These are connected vertically to the idol along the spinal column , over the chakras and end at the head.

The pinioned hands of the condemned man went suddenly white as the noose and the drop snapped his spinal column .

They had rudimentary spinal columns and became the forerunners of fish.

At intervals along its length groups of nerve fibres emerge from the spinal column to connect with the peripheral nervous system.


Glasgow also had a weekly deaf column in the Glasgow Evening Times, written by a variety of people.

Six weeks after I got there, my wish to write a weekly column was fulfilled.

These are issues from which the sporting public is excluded other than in a weekly letters column .

Perhaps unbeknown to you, the first lady has been churning out a weekly column since July 30 of last year.

Before his Colette-Willy period he had contributed a weekly column of musical criticism to a Bordeaux newspaper.

On top of the weekly columns , Brady has been a writing machine.

Designing Minds is a weekly column exploring home and design issues, ideas and resources.



When such an article rises above the level of a gossip column , the artist's profile can be a valuable format.

Without Deborah they did not add to any more than another name for the bars and gossip columns of New York.

He made more gossip column copy than our delightful princess.

When they stirred controversies, they were generally reported by the feature pages and gossip columns of newspapers.

Harriet read film and gossip column mags voraciously.

Her colourful opinions soon gave her a wider platform and she became a familiar face in the gossip columns .

Back in London, her name began appearing in the gossip columns .

Even colleagues assumed the gossip column staff spent most of their waking hours at parties.


Meanwhile, there was the question of his presents, to which much time and many column inches were devoted.

Between this and stories on Burke of the Somme, Chant's death attracted a lot of column inches .

A column inch is one column wide by one inch deep.

We have this morning's here, Chock full of column inches on yourself.

Now it merits but a few column inches in a few papers.

The official excuse for a sudden wave sweeping every column inch of coverage is that a genuine revelation has occurred.

And by the spring of 1988, the column inches devoted to her in Britain's tabloids were adding up to miles.


Best-selling books, magazine articles and newspaper columns publicised his ideas.

Tony Lewis, the chairman, set out the rationale in his newspaper column .

Thousands of people knew him from his radio and television appearances and weekly newspaper column for the Los Angeles Times.

So disillusioned and grumpy is he that he writes a local newspaper column on the subject.

Can this city survive without its traditional battalions of colorful characters swaggering through saloons and newspaper columns ?

Instead, the information related solely to a forthcoming newspaper column which recommended the shares of particular companies.

Should he try to write a newspaper column ?



Back in London, her name began appearing in the gossip columns .


With a spreadsheet, you can display more rows and columns .

The screen scrolls to the right, displaying the first four columns . 16.


The budget figures for the selected projects and the other resource-consuming activities are entered into the budget column and subtotals calculated.

Press 2, then Enter , for two columns .

At the review dates the expenditure per planning period is entered in the actual column opposite the relevant activity.

Where agreed, they are entered into this column .

This number is entered into the appropriate column .


Turbulence produced by rapidly moving columns of air also generates low-frequency sounds.

In the meantime, the 2d Battalion of the 271 Regiment, moving forward in a column , engaged the northernmost company.

The various components of the mixture separate as they gradually move down the column .

The solution? Move the column as a rectangle, not as a column.

Component 1 has the higher partition coefficient and thus moves through the column faster.

When you move a column , the tab codes on either side come with it.

Always move the deleted column at once, otherwise you may lose it from the Scrap. 8 Tap Ins for Insert.

We will now move the first column to the end of the table. 10.


They've all read the Magpie column but arrive at differing conclusions.

I read the column every Thursday and like it a lot.

Harriet read film and gossip column mags voraciously.

The first thing you should do, before you even read this column , is take the guided tour offered onscreen.

I've started reading your column in the Sunday Express but that won't satisfy my insatiable appetite for your peerless wit.

She must not read this column !

As reading down the columns shows, the meanings of the phonetics, on the other hand, do not.


The result of using the mean of each triple instead of the median is shown in columns 4 and 5 of figure 9.7.

The tax rates shown in column 2 of Table 8-2 are marginal tax rates.

Main storage technologies have similarly evolved, as shown in the fourth column of Figure 1.8.

The adjusted figures are shown in the second column of Table 6.

The frequencies of these breakage types are shown in columns 2 and 3 in Table 3.7.


The arches are supported on columns with Composite capitals.

Graceful, narrow arches supported by Corinthian columns flank its altar and frame its windows.

The electronic zoo consists of a 9m grid coffered slab supported by reinforced columns .

Each one has its silvery gray live-oak lintel, still supporting the column of lovely pink brick.

The central space or nave was 280 feet long and 80 feet wide and the roof was supported on 96 granite columns .

Our regiment was on the left, and supporting the assaulting column .

These are great vaulted underground caverns, the roof supported by columns which display a wide variety of capital design.

It was an ornate old lobby with great marble supporting columns and big pots of palms standing around.


So disillusioned and grumpy is he that he writes a local newspaper column on the subject.

On the board she had written two columns of phrases.

He writes a daily showbiz column for them.

Herb Caen wrote a column like that.

Among other old boys: Johnny Giles writes a regular football column in the Daily Mail.

He writes a monthly column for Wired and was an original investor.

I even wrote a monthly column of book reviews plus a feature on newly released recordings, both popular and classical.

Barry wrote a column about bad songs from the rock era and somehow managed to milk it into a book.


lonely hearts club/column/ad

He met Dominique through a lonely hearts ad.

How would you describe yourself in a lonely hearts ad?

They talked about books, the theatre, cinema, where they lived, lonely hearts columns.


Columns of factory workers waved banners.

Columns of men and women were making their way towards the central square.

a row of Greek columns

a weekly column

an advice column

Did you read Julie Burchill's column in the Guardian this week?

His column appears every other week in the local paper.

Sales totals are shown in this column .

The column of French soldiers passed us on their way to the battlefront.

The article I told you about is in the left column .

The car has an adjustable steering column .

The first column is for expenses.


By their shape, pillars signified trees, but also stone columns.

Crowe offered a pathetic excuse about investigating woodworm infestation for his nature column , but I soon beetled the truth out of him.

Effective rate for contracts entered into two days from date appearing at top of this column .

In the Cathedral at Gurk there is a vast crypt possessing 100 columns which support a groined vault dating from 1160.

Press 3 to turn on the column feature.

Tabular setting text set in columns such as timetables.

They want photo stories, tales of holiday romances, horoscopes and advice columns as well as free gifts of make-up and jewellery.

This is particularly important when a column has entries of different lengths.

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