Translation of pillar in Spanish:

pillar

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪlər; ˈpɪlə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (column) pilar (masculine), columna (feminine) a pillar of smoke una columna de humo a pillar of salt [Bible] una estatua de sal from pillar to post de la ceca a la Meca
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    • Every bungalow is supported on stone pillars, which permits us to maintain the natural terrain and vegetation.
    • The former asylum opened in 1816 is a stately quadrangular building of stone with pillars of the Doric order.
    • They carve memorial pillars in wood and stone for their dead.
    1.2 (exemplary member) pilar (masculine), baluarte (masculine) he is a pillar of the community es uno de los pilares or baluartes comunidad
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    • The US considers it essential to maintain Morocco as a pillar of support in the Arab world.
    • She learned Arabic and became a pillar of support in local communities, often helping the needy in the face of opposition during the dictator's regime.
    • All those detained in the sweep were members of a family described as a pillar of support for the ousted regime, said the US Lieutenant Colonel.

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