column - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 2
    something that rises up into the air in a straight line

    a column of steam and ash

  2. 3
    a long line of people or vehicles moving together

    a column of soldiers

  3. 4
    a series of short lines of writing or numbers arranged one below the other on a page

    the left-hand column

    a column of text