- n. 柱子，柱形物；栋梁；墩
- vt. 用柱支持
- n. (Pillar)人名；(英)皮勒
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- pillar:  Pillar comes ultimately from Latin pīla ‘pillar’ (source also of English compile, pilaster , and pile ‘heap’). In Vulgar Latin this was extended to *pīlāre, which passed into Anglo-Norman piler. This was the form in which English originally acquired it, and the -ar ending was not grafted on to it until the 14th century.
=> compile, pilaster, pile
- pillar (n.)
- c. 1200, from Old French piler "pillar, column, pier" (12c., Modern French pilier) and directly from Medieval Latin pilare, from Latin pila "pillar, stone barrier." Figurative sense of "prop or support of an institution or community" is first recorded early 14c. Phrase pillar to post is c. 1600, originally of tennis, exact meaning obscure.
- 1. She strove to read the name on the stone pillar.
- 2. He was a pillar of the club for over thirty years.
- 3. There is a pillar box at the street corner.
- 4. Some people enjoy that kind of life, drifting from pillar to post.
- 有些人喜欢这种生活, 到处漂泊游荡.
- 5. He dropped the letter into the pillar - box.
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