1) A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and capital. See Order.

2) Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the Column Vendome; the spinal column.

3) A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy.

4) A small army.

5) A number of ships so arranged as to follow one another in single or double file or in squadrons; -- in distinction from "line", where they are side by side.

6) A perpendicular set of lines, not extending across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule or blank space; as, a column in a newspaper.

7) A perpendicular line of figures.

8) The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.

Example Sentences for


1) It was but two o clock when the head of the Column halted upon the edge of the clearing.
2) This makes the weight of the Column of water and the pressure on the water below less
3) The Column was built in the Königsplatz , now the Platz der Republik , in front of the Reichstag building
4) The or Victory Column is a famous sight in Berlin
5) As part of the preparation of the monumental plans to redesign Berlin into Welthauptstadt Germania , in 1939 , the Nazis relocated the Column to its present site at the Großer Stern -LRB- Great Star -RRB- , a large intersection on the city axis that leads from the former Berliner Stadtschloss -LRB- Berlin City Palace -RRB- through the Brandenburg Gate to the western parts of the city
6) Ultimately , the temperatures near the bottom of the geyser rise to a point where boiling begins ; steam bubbles rise to the top of the Column
7) As of 2007 , Grahame writes a regular Column in OK !
8) The purpose of the mouthpiece is a resonator , which passes vibration from the lips to the Column of air contained within the instrument , giving rise to the standing wave pattern of vibration in the air Column
9) A funnel cloud is a funnel-shaped cloud of condensed water droplets , associated with a rotating Column of wind and extending from the base of a cloud -LRB- usually a cumulonimbus or towering cumulus cloud -RRB- but not reaching the ground or a water surface
10) But still the vessels continued to stand out; and he had given up all hope, when the great Column of smoke, rising above the forest in one dense vertical shaft, attracted the attention of a lookout aboard the cruiser, and instantly a dozen glasses were leveled on the beach.
11) It was true that he wrote a literary Column every Wednesday in The Daily Express, for which he was paid fifteen shillings.
12) Built on a base of polished red granite , the Column sits on a hall of pillars with a glass mosaic designed by Anton von Werner
13) It was but two o clock when the head of the Column halted upon the edge of the clearing.
14) In 1938 the Column was moved to its present location , and a fourth ring , decorated with golden garlands was added
15) By the time my meter said 2 (external pressure equivalent to a Column of water two nautical miles deep), I felt that I was at the same time being crushed and bloated.
16) With this release of pressure , the superheated water flashes into steam , boiling violently throughout the Column
17) A lunate Column consisting of the lunate and capitate
18) D Arnot gave a warning shout to his Column as the blacks closed on him, but before he could draw his revolver he had been pinioned and dragged into the jungle.
19) In most vertebrates it is replaced by the vertebral Column
20) The Victory Column is open every day : April-October 9.30 am-6 .30 pm November-March 9.30 am-5 .30 pm
21) Vowels had a dot in the left Column , for example
22) It would have made sense to go ahead and land on the bottom-we were streamlined, after all, and water just another fluid-but the hull wasn't strong enough to hold up a four kilometer Column of water.
23) The spinal cord extends down to the space between the first and second lumbar vertebrae ; it does not extend the entire length of the vertebral Column
24) Because the vertebral Column grows longer than the spinal cord , spinal cord segments become higher than the corresponding vertebra , especially in the lower spinal cord segments in adults
25) And I ll never forget the poetry of the advance party minus normally moves in a Column formation with the platoon headquarters leading, followed by a laser squad, the heavy weapons squad, and the remaining laser squad; the Column relies on observation for its flank security except when the terrain and visibility dictate the need for small security detachments to the flanks, in which case the advance party commander will detail one platoon sergeant. . . and so on.
26) 3 coccygeal segments joined up becoming a single segment forming 1 pair of coccygeal nerves -LRB- exit spinal Column through the sacral hiatus -RRB-
27) In some chordates , it persists throughout life as the main axial support of the body , while in most vertebrates it is replaced by the vertebral Column
28) Her breath caught in her throat as she watched him step into the jeans and casually pull them up the strong Column of his thighs and over his narrow hips
29) D Arnot gave a warning shout to his Column as the blacks closed on him, but before he could draw his revolver he had been pinioned and dragged into the jungle.
30) The Column itself consists of four solid blocks of sandstone , three of which are decorated by cannon barrels captured from the enemies of the aforementioned three wars