[kol-uh m] /ˈkɒl əm/
any columnlike object, mass, or formation:
a column of smoke.
a vertical row or list:
Add this column of figures.
a vertical arrangement on a page of horizontal lines of type, usually typographically justified:
There are three columns on this page.
a regular feature or series of articles in a newspaper, magazine, or the like, usually having a readily identifiable heading and the byline of the writer or editor, that reports or comments upon a particular field of interest, as politics, theater, or etiquette, or which may contain letters from readers, answers to readers’ queries, etc.
a long, narrow formation of troops in which there are more members in line in the direction of movement than at right angles to the direction (distinguished from 1 (def 35.)).
a formation of ships in single file.
Botany. a columnlike structure in an orchid flower, composed of the united stamens and style.
an upright post or pillar usually having a cylindrical shaft, a base, and a capital
a row, line, or file, as of people in a queue
(military) a narrow formation in which individuals or units follow one behind the other
a vertical array of numbers or mathematical terms
(botany) a long structure in a flower, such as that of an orchid, consisting of the united stamens and style
(anatomy, zoology) any elongated structure, such as a tract of grey matter in the spinal cord or the stalk of a crinoid
mid-15c., “vertical division of a page,” also “a pillar, post,” from Old French colombe (12c., Modern French colonne “column, pillar”), from Latin columna “pillar,” collateral form of columen “top, summit,” from PIE root *kel- “to project” (see hill). Sense of “matter written for a newspaper” dates from 1785.
column col·umn (kŏl’əm)
Any of various tubular or pillarlike supporting structures in the body, such as the spinal column, each generally having a single tissue origin and function.
noun, Chemistry. 1. See under . [kroh-muh-tog-ruh-fee] /ˌkroʊ məˈtɒg rə fi/ noun, Chemistry. 1. the separation of mixtures into their constituents by preferential adsorption by a solid, as a column of silica (column chromatography) or a strip of filter paper (paper chromatography) or by a gel. /ˌkrəʊməˈtɒɡrəfɪ/ noun 1. the technique of separating and analysing […]
noun 1. a very straight, close-fitting dress.
[kuh-luhm-nee-uh] /kəˈlʌm ni ə/ noun 1. any of various vines or shrubs of the genus Columnea, native to tropical America, that have tubular, showy, two-lipped flowers and are often cultivated as houseplants.
[kuh-luhm-nee-ey-shuh n] /kəˌlʌm niˈeɪ ʃən/ noun, Architecture. 1. the employment of columns. 2. the system of columns in a structure. /kəˌlʌmnɪˈeɪʃən/ noun 1. the arrangement of architectural columns