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Pillar vs. Pole

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  • Pillar (noun)

    A large post, often used as supporting architecture.

  • Pillar (noun)

    Something resembling such a structure.

    "a pillar of smoke"

  • Pillar (noun)

    An essential part of something that provides support.

    "He's a pillar of the community."

  • Pillar (noun)

    A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church.

  • Pillar (noun)

    The centre of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns.

  • Pillar (verb)

    To provide with pillars or added strength as if from pillars.

  • Pole (noun)

    Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes.

  • Pole (noun)

    A type of basic fishing rod.

  • Pole (noun)

    A long sports implement used for pole-vaulting; now made of glassfiber or carbon fiber, formerly also metal, bamboo and wood have been used.

  • Pole (noun)

    A telescope used to identify birds, aeroplanes or wildlife.

  • Pole (noun)

    A unit of length, equal to a perch (ΒΌ chain or 5Β½ yards).

  • Pole (noun)

    Pole position.

  • Pole (noun)

    A gun.

  • Pole (noun)

    Either of the two points on the earth's surface around which it rotates; also, similar points on any other rotating object.

  • Pole (noun)

    A point of magnetic focus, especially each of the two opposing such points of a magnet (designated north and south).

  • Pole (noun)

    A fixed point relative to other points or lines.

  • Pole (noun)

    A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.

  • Pole (noun)

    For a meromorphic function f(z), any point a for which f(z) \rightarrow \infty as z \rightarrow a.

    "ux|en|The function f(z) = \frac{1}{z-3} has a single pole at z = 3."

  • Pole (noun)

    The firmament; the sky.

  • Pole (noun)

    Either of the states that characterize a bipolar disorder.

  • Pole (verb)

    To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole.

    "Huck Finn poled that raft southward down the Mississippi because going northward against the current was too much work."

  • Pole (verb)

    To identify something quite precisely using a telescope.

    "He poled off the serial of the Gulfstream to confirm its identity."

  • Pole (verb)

    To furnish with poles for support.

    "to pole beans or hops"

  • Pole (verb)

    To convey on poles.

    "to pole hay into a barn"

  • Pole (verb)

    To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.

  • Pole (verb)

    To induce piezoelectricity in (a substance) by aligning the dipoles.

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  • Pillar (noun)

    The general and popular term for a firm, upright, insulated support for a superstructure; a pier, column, or post; also, a column or shaft not supporting a superstructure, as one erected for a monument or an ornament.

  • Pillar (noun)

    Figuratively, that which resembles such a pillar in appearance, character, or office; a supporter or mainstay; as, the Pillars of Hercules; a pillar of the state.

  • Pillar (noun)

    A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church.

  • Pillar (noun)

    The center of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns.

  • Pillar (adjective)

    Having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs; as, a pillar drill.

  • Pole (noun)

    A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander.

  • Pole (noun)

    A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A carriage pole, a wooden bar extending from the front axle of a carriage between the wheel horses, by which the carriage is guided and held back. (b) A flag pole, a pole on which a flag is supported. (c) A Maypole. See Maypole. (d) A barber's pole, a pole painted in stripes, used as a sign by barbers and hairdressers. (e) A pole on which climbing beans, hops, or other vines, are trained.

  • Pole (noun)

    A measuring stick; also, a measure of length equal to 5 yards, or a square measure equal to 30 square yards; a rod; a perch.

  • Pole (noun)

    Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole.

  • Pole (noun)

    A point upon the surface of a sphere equally distant from every part of the circumference of a great circle; or the point in which a diameter of the sphere perpendicular to the plane of such circle meets the surface. Such a point is called the pole of that circle; as, the pole of the horizon; the pole of the ecliptic; the pole of a given meridian.

  • Pole (noun)

    One of the opposite or contrasted parts or directions in which a polar force is manifested; a point of maximum intensity of a force which has two such points, or which has polarity; as, the poles of a magnet; the north pole of a needle.

  • Pole (noun)

    The firmament; the sky.

  • Pole (noun)

    See Polarity, and Polar, n.

  • Pole

    To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops.

  • Pole

    To convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn.

  • Pole

    To impel by a pole or poles, as a boat.

  • Pole

    To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.

Webster Dictionary
  • Pillar (noun)

    a fundamental principle or practice;

    "science eroded the pillars of superstition"

  • Pillar (noun)

    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"

  • Pillar (noun)

    a prominent supporter;

    "he is a pillar of the community"

  • Pillar (noun)

    a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air)

  • Pillar (noun)

    (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure

  • Pole (noun)

    a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic

  • Pole (noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Poland

  • Pole (noun)

    one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions;

    "they are at opposite poles"

    "they are poles apart"

  • Pole (noun)

    a linear measure of 16.5 feet

  • Pole (noun)

    a square rod of land

  • Pole (noun)

    one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere

  • Pole (noun)

    one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface

  • Pole (noun)

    a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves

  • Pole (noun)

    a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting

  • Pole (noun)

    one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated

  • Pole (verb)

    propel with a pole;

    "pole barges on the river"

    "We went punting in Cambridge"

  • Pole (verb)

    support on poles;

    "pole climbing plants like beans"

  • Pole (verb)

    deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole

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