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
noun, Printing. 1. type one column wide and 1 inch (2.54 cm) deep. noun 1. a unit of measurement for advertising space, one inch deep and one column wide
[kol-uh m-nist, -uh-mist] /ˈkɒl əm nɪst, -ə mɪst/ noun 1. the writer or editor of a newspaper or magazine . /ˈkɒləmɪst; -əmnɪst/ noun 1. a journalist who writes a regular feature in a newspaper: a gossip columnist n. 1920, from column in the newspaper sense + -ist.