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Noun
/ˈkäləm/,
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columns, plural;
  1. An upright pillar, typically cylindrical and made of stone or concrete, supporting an entablature, arch, or other structure or standing alone as a monument

  2. A similar vertical, roughly cylindrical thing
    • - a great column of smoke
  3. An upright shaft forming part of a machine and typically used for controlling it
    • - a Spitfire control column
  4. A vertical division of a page or text

  5. A vertical arrangement of figures or other information

  6. A section of a newspaper or magazine regularly devoted to a particular subject or written by a particular person

  7. One or more lines of people or vehicles moving in the same direction
    • - a column of tanks moved northwest
    • - we walked in a column
  8. A narrow-fronted deep formation of troops in successive lines

  9. A military force deployed in such a formation

  10. A similar formation of ships in a fleet or convoy


  1. a line of units following one after another
  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
  3. a vertical array of numbers or other information; "he added a column of numbers"
  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"
  5. an article giving opinions or perspectives
  6. a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
  7. A column in structural engineering is a vertical structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below. For the purpose of wind or earthquake engineering, columns may be designed to resist lateral forces. ...
  8. The column, or technically the gynostemium, is a reproductive structure that can be found in several plant families: Aristolochiaceae, Orchidaceae, and Stylidiaceae.
  9. In the context of a relational database table, a column is a set of data values of a particular simple type, one for each row of the table.The term "column" also has equivalent application in other, more generic contexts. See e.g., Flat file database, Table (information). ...
  10. A military column is a formation of soldiers marching together in one or more files in which the file is significantly longer than the width of ranks in the formation. It is also applied to vehicles and naval vessels positioned for tactical reasons, or during road movement.
  11. A column is a recurring piece or article in a newspaper, magazine or other publication. Columns are written by columnists.
  12. In typography, a column is one or more vertical blocks of content positioned on a page, separated by margins and/or rules. Columns are most commonly used to break up large bodies of text that cannot fit in a single block of text on a page. ...
  13. A solid upright structure designed usually to support a larger structure above it, such as a roof or horizontal beam, but sometimes for decoration; A vertical line of entries in a table, usually read from top to bottom; A body of troops or army vehicles, usually strung out along a road; A body ...
  14. A columnist is the writer of on ongoing, regularly scheduled feature for a publication. They may also syndicate their articles to multiple publications.
  15. (columns) the vertical lists of data in a database table
  16. (columns) vertical divisions of the page, commonly used in newspapers
  17. (Columns (field)) In reports a report item that shows data in a vertical list. In Query Studio, query items represent columns.
  18. (Columns) A class of snow flakes that is shaped like a six sided column. One of the 4 classes of snow flakes.
  19. (Columns) A column contains data for one variable; columns run vertically and rows run horizontally. A worksheet can contain up to 4000 columns, 1000 constants, 100 matrices, and up to 10,000 cells.
  20. (Columns) A property of →text frames allowing a large space of text to be broken up into smaller columns of text, commonly used in newsletters, newspapers, and textbooks.
  21. (Columns) An upright pillar or post which is used to support a structure (e.g. roof, beam or arch). It may also be used as a monument / decorative item.
  22. (Columns) Full definition and sample in another section of The Paper Library: Click Here
  23. (Columns) In document production terminology, newspaper-style layout of paragraphs of text, in spreadsheet terminology, a vertical arrangement of items withen a grid, such as cells running from the top to the bottom of the page.
  24. (Columns) Number of spaces into which the value is displayed
  25. (Columns) Permanent Sabbat packs consisting exclusively of Black Hand members.