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

Translation of pillar in German:

noun

  • 1 (vertical support)
    Säule Fem.
    (with angular cross section) Pfeiler Mask.
    (of bed, door) Pfosten Mask.
    a pillar of strength [figurative]
    eine Stütze
    from pillar to post [figurative]
  • 2 [figurative] (supporter)
    (of church, family, party, society, etc.) Stütze Fem.
    (of science, alliance, faith, etc.) Säule Fem.
  • 3 (upright mass)pillar of dust/cloud/water
    Staub-/Wolken-/Wassersäule Fem.
  • 4 (Mining)
    [Abbau]pfeiler Mask.

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