Meaning of COLUMN in English



Pronunciation: ' kä-l ə m also ' käl-y ə m

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English columne, from Anglo-French columpne, from Latin columna, from columen top; akin to Latin collis hill ― more at HILL

Date: 15th century

1 a : a vertical arrangement of items printed or written on a page b : one of two or more vertical sections of a printed page separated by a rule or blank space c : an accumulation arranged vertically : STACK d : one in a usually regular series of newspaper or magazine articles <gossip column >

2 : a supporting pillar especially : one consisting of a usually round shaft, a capital, and a base

3 a : something resembling a column in form, position, or function <a column of water> b : a tube or cylinder in which a chromatographic separation takes place

4 : a long row (as of soldiers)

5 : one of the vertical lines of elements of a determinant or matrix

6 : a statistical category or grouping <put another game in the win column >

– col · umned \ -l ə md, -y ə md \ adjective

column 2

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.