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American English: /ˈpɪlər/
British English: /ˈpɪlə/

Translation of pillar in Spanish:


  • 1 (column) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (exemplary member) he is a pillar of the community
    es uno de los pilares or baluartes comunidad
    Example sentences
    • 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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