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  1. a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. anything tall and thin approximating the shape of a column or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a tall cylindrical vertical upright Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an article giving opinions or perspectives Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a line of (usually military) units following one after another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a linear array of numbers one above another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A small army. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A perpendicular line of figures. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A round pillar to support or adorn a building; a division of the page of a book, etc.; a formation of a body of troops or ships; anything suggestive of a column or shaft; as, a column of figures. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Columnar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. A long, round body, used to support or adorn a building: any upright body or mass like a column: a body of troops drawn up in deep files: a perpendicular row of lines in a book. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A pillar; shaft; body of troops drawn up in files; perpendicular row of printed lines. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. A pillar; a prop or support. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A vertical series of lines, words, figures, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A long array of troops with narrow front; a fleet in single file. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A long round body of wood or stone used to support or adorn a building, composed of a base, a shaft, and a capital; anything resembling a column pressing perpendicularly on its base, and of the same diameter as its base, as a column of mercury; a large body of troops drawn up in deep files; a row; a perpendicular section of a page in printing, or a line of figures in arithmetic; the stamen of a plant, when the filaments are united into a tube around the styles. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. A pillar or shaft used to adorn or support a building; any body pressing downwards perpendicularly on its base and of the same diameter as the base, as a column of water, air, or mercury; a body of troops drawn up in deep files; a division of the page of a book; a perpendicular line of figures; in bot., the solid body formed by the union of the styles and filaments in some plants. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. [Latin] Any structure like a column, as spinal column; actinian body; stalk of a crinoid; longitudinal bundle of nerve fibres in white matter of spinal cord; nasal septum edge; thick muscular strands found in ventricle; stamens in mallows; united stamens and style in orchids. na
  27. 1. A named slice through a database table thatincludes the same field of each row. For example, atelephone directory table might have a row for each personwith a name column and a telephone number column.2. A line of memory cells in a dynamicrandom-access memory, that is selected by a particular columnaddress. foldoc_fs
  28. 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 Vendcolumn. dictgcide_fs
  29. A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy. dictgcide_fs
  30. A number of ships so arranged as to follow one another in single or double file or in squadrons; in distinction from dictgcide_fs
  31. one of a series of articles written in a periodical, usually under the same title and at regular intervals; it may be written and signed by one or more authors, or may appear pseudonymously or anonymously, as an editorial column. dictgcide_fs
  32. kol'um, n. a long, round body, used to support or adorn a building: any upright body or mass like a column: a body of troops drawn up in deep files: a perpendicular row of lines in a book.--ns. COL'[=U]MEL, a small column; COL[=U]MEL'LA, the central axis of a spiral univalve; the auditory ossicle of the amphibian ear: the central axis of the spore-case of mosses: in the opening of fruits, what remains in the centre after the carpels have split away.--adjs. COLUM'NAL, COLUM'NAR, formed in columns.--n. COLUMNA'RITY.--adjs. COL'UMNED, COLUM'NI[=A]TED, COLUM'NATED, having columns.--n. COLUM'NI[=A]TION. [L. columen, columna, akin to celsus, high; Gr. kol[=o]n[=e], a hill.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. (Arch.) long vertical often slightly tapering cylinder usu. supporting entablature or arch, or alone as monument, (fig.) support; c.-shaped object, organ in Anat. or Bot., part of machine, &c. (c. of water, mercury, confined vertical cylindrical mass; c. of smoke, rising straight); vertical division of page for figures &c., or to reduce length of lines esp. in newspapers (also part of newspaper, sometimes more or less than c., devoted to special subject, as AGONY c., advertisement cc.; our cc., the cc. of The Times, contents of newspaper); narrow-fronted deep arrangement of troops, esp. of regiment\'s companies behind each other; body of ships, esp. following one another. Hence or cogn. columnar, columned (-umd), columniform, aa. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. A supporting part. American pocket medical dictionary.
  35. A pillar or any pillarlike structure. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  36. [L.] (Bot.) The combined stamens and styles forming a solid central body, as in orchids. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  37. [L.] (Mil.) Massed formation of troops, showing a small front. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  38. n. [Latin] round pillar; —a cylindrical support for a roof, ceiling, &,c., composed of base, shaft, and capital; —any upright cylindrical body; —a body of troops drawn up in files; —a body of ships arranged in a line; —a division of a page; —a line of figures in arithmetic. Cabinet Dictionary
  39. A round pillar; any body pressing vertically upon its base; the long file or row of troops ; half a page, when divided into two equal-parts by a line passing through the middle. Complete Dictionary

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