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Definitions of column

  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
  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"
  3. a tall cylindrical vertical upright
  4. a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything ( as a monument or a column of air)
  5. an article giving opinions or perspectives
  6. a line of ( usually military) units following one after another
  7. a linear array of numbers one above another
  8. ( architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure
  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.
  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.
  11. A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy.
  12. A small army.
  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.
  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.
  15. A perpendicular line of figures.
  16. The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.
  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.
  18. Columnar.
  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.
  20. A pillar; shaft; body of troops drawn up in files; perpendicular row of printed lines.
  21. A pillar; a prop or support.
  22. A vertical series of lines, words, figures, or the like.
  23. A long array of troops with narrow front; a fleet in single file.
  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.
  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.
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Quotes of column

  1. Never in our country's history have we witnessed a natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area. In fact, as of the writing of this column millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced from their homes in a period of only five days. – Jo Bonner
  2. Now I'm instantly nervous about the demands of doing a weekly column – Rory Bremner
  3. Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves. – Adrienne Clarkson
  4. Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine. – Walter Cronkite
  5. This hype word bothers me though It always sounds like an accusation, what does it mean, advertising, column inches in the press? Bands themselves are never really responsible for all of that. That is something that happens to you when you sell millions of records. – Holly Johnson
  6. As soon as I was old enough to drive, I got a job at a local newspaper. There was someone who influenced me. He wrote a column for The Guardian from this tiny village in India. – Nicholas D. Kristof
  7. For a while there, I was a stringer. The expression comes from the old habit of stringing together the column inches that you had written. They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy. – Charles Kuralt
  8. One column of truth cannot hold an institution of ideas from falling into ignorance. It is wiser that a person of prudence and purpose save his strength for battles that can be won. – Bryant H. McGill
  9. Equal and united people can above all become a part of the civilization toward which mankind is moving. If we cannot be at the head of the column leading to such a civilization, there is certainly no need for us to be at is tail. – Slobodan Milosevic
  10. Jake Green isn't just Jake Green. Jake represents all of us. The colour green is the central column of the spectrum and the name Jake has all sorts of numerical values. All things come back to him within the film's world of cons and games. – Guy Ritchie
  11. If I got paid, it was no more than five dollars a column and I still think I was overpaid. – Dick Schaap
  12. I asked him, How could we have a press column if we can't write about other work done in the press? – Sydney Schanberg
  13. And new people come in, and it doesn't go along with their politics, and they fire me, end the column silence a voice in Los Angeles. They can't silence it nationally, but they are able to do it there. – Robert Scheer
  14. Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity. – Allan Sloan

Usage examples for column

  1. " Madam," said he, " do you belong to this column – Love, The Fiddler by Lloyd Osbourne
  2. " Yes, they told me to get a column and a half out of him on his chances of election. – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
  3. Our centre, where we have the column of last night's attack still concentrated! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  4. The beautiful and picturesque fall of the Rhine below Schaffhausen, where the water falls sixty- five feet in a single column is the admiration of all travelers. – The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts by George W. Holley
  5. There's a chance that you'll start south with a column within two days. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  6. " Yes," replied his father, " but then the column of it is very high." – Rollo's Philosophy. [Air] by Jacob Abbott
  7. And we all woke out of it when, with the pink dawn of a certain morning, we saw a vast temple, repeated column for column in the clear river, as in a mirror of glass. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  8. She's eight feet square at the base, built of the native rock right on the island, then three feet of granite, then a ten- foot column – Oregon, Washington and Alaska; Sights and Scenes for the Tourist by E. L. Lomax
  9. If the column means energy because it makes us tower, then the picture must mean what it makes us do. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  10. A column of blue smoke moved straight and thin from the chimney of his father's and mother's room. – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen
  11. That was the way it was planned from the beginning, and we think we could prove it, if this column were six feet longer. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  12. A mounted officer rode back, and as he did so the column divided, leaving a passage in the centre of the road. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  13. It was then that the Nurse walked to the table and recorded " Delirious" in the symptom column – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  14. Springing to my feet, what was my horror to see, close to me, a mass of dark water and mud rising up in the shape of a column – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  15. We are on the right of the column – With Rimington by L. March Phillipps
  16. Early in the morning, Father Claude went out to find Tegakwita, and learn what news had come in during the night of the French column – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  17. But her form was slim and erect as a column of cigarette smoke in still air, and I knew that she could dance like a fragment of mist on water. – The Ideal by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
  18. " Nick Hilliard of California Makes Hotel Thief Feel Small," was the heading of a conspicuous half- column which caught her eye. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  19. Putting his arm around her shoulders, he led her to the fallen column and they sat there side by side. – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  20. The column headed by Lieutenant- Colonel von Wreden, commenced moving. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach

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