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Meaning & Definition of Column in English

English

Column

/kɑləm/

noun

1. A line of units following one after another

    synonym:
  • column

2. 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
    synonym:
  • column
  • ,
  • chromatography column

3. A vertical array of numbers or other information

  • "He added a column of numbers"
    synonym:
  • column

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • column
  • ,
  • tower
  • ,
  • pillar

5. An article giving opinions or perspectives

    synonym:
  • column
  • ,
  • editorial
  • ,
  • newspaper column

6. A vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)

    synonym:
  • column
  • ,
  • pillar

7. (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

    synonym:
  • column
  • ,
  • pillar

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • column

9. Any tubular or pillar-like supporting structure in the body

    synonym:
  • column

Examples of using

The spinal column is composed of twenty-four bones.