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Definitions of columnar

  1. The central pillar round which a spiral shell is wound; in anat., the central part of the cochlea of the ear. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. Formed in columns; having the form of a column or columns; like the shaft of a column. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Formed in columns: having the form of a column. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Formed in columns. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. A column or columna. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for columnar

  1. Down the wide steps between the two columnar lights- exactly as on that other evening when it had all begun- came shambling the loose figure of Uncle Oliver Wing. – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  2. When we had satisfied our curiosity in the cave, so far as our penury of light permitted us, we clambered again to our boat, and proceeded along the coast of Mull to a headland, called Atun, remarkable for the columnar form of the rocks, which rise in a series of pilasters, with a degree of regularity, which Sir Allan thinks not less worthy of curiosity than the shore of Staffa. – A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
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