Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun column

9 senses of column

Sense 1
column -- (a line of units following one after another)
       => file, single file, Indian file -- (a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other)

Sense 2
column, chromatography column -- (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)
       => tube, tubing -- (conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases)

Sense 3
column -- (a vertical array of numbers or other information; "he added a column of numbers")
       => array -- (an orderly arrangement; "an array of troops in battle order")

Sense 4
column, tower, pillar -- (anything that approximates 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")
       => shape, form -- (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape")

Sense 5
column, editorial, newspaper column -- (an article giving opinions or perspectives)
       => article -- (nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication)

Sense 6
column, pillar -- (a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument))
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Sense 7
column, pillar -- ((architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure)
       => upright, vertical -- (a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights")

Sense 8
column -- (a page or text that is vertically divided; "the newspaper devoted several columns to the subject"; "the bookkeeper used pages that were divided into columns")
       => text, textual matter -- (the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text")

Sense 9
column -- (any tubular or pillar-like supporting structure in the body)
       => skeletal structure -- (any structure created by the skeleton of an organism)

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