Meaning of COLUMN in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈkä-ləm also ]

ˈkäl-yəm 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


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


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 -ləmd, -yəmd adjective


column 2


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