pillar of society

pillar of society
pillar of society,
a person of strong character or important position.

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  • pillar of society — {n. phr.} A leading figure who contributes to the support and the well being of his/her society; a person of irreproachable character. * /Mrs. Brown, the director of our classical symphony fund, is a true pillar of society./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pillar of society — {n. phr.} A leading figure who contributes to the support and the well being of his/her society; a person of irreproachable character. * /Mrs. Brown, the director of our classical symphony fund, is a true pillar of society./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pillar\ of\ society — n. phr. A leading figure who contributes to the support and the well being of his/her society; a person of irreproachable character. Mrs. Brown, the director of our classical symphony fund, is a true pillar of society …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pillar of society — Synonyms and related words: Christian, Establishment, VIP, baron, big gun, big man, big name, bigwig, brass, brass hat, burgher, celebrity, dignitary, dignity, elder, exemplary citizen, father, figure, good citizen, good neighbor, great man,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pillar — [[t]pɪ̱lə(r)[/t]] pillars 1) N COUNT A pillar is a tall solid structure, which is usually used to support part of a building. ...the pillars supporting the roof. Syn: column 2) N COUNT: usu N of n If something is the pillar of a system or… …   English dictionary

  • pillar — UK [ˈpɪlə(r)] / US [ˈpɪlər] noun [countable] Word forms pillar : singular pillar plural pillars 1) a) a thick strong upright post that supports part of a building an altar standing on marble pillars b) something that is tall and thin pillar of: a …   English dictionary

  • pillar — pil|lar [ˈpılə US ər] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: piler, from Latin pila] 1.) a) a tall upright round post used as a support for a roof or bridge ▪ Eight massive stone pillars supported the roof. b) a tall upright round post,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • society — noun 1 people who have shared customs and laws ADJECTIVE ▪ larger, wider ▪ the position of women within the family and the wider society ▪ entire, whole ▪ An entire society has been co …   Collocations dictionary

  • pillar — pil|lar [ pılər ] noun count 1. ) a thick strong upright post that supports part of a building: an altar standing on marble pillars a ) pillar of something that is tall and thin: a pillar of rock/smoke 2. ) pillar of FORMAL someone who is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pillar — /ˈpɪlə / (say piluh) noun 1. an upright shaft or structure, of stone, brick, or other material, relatively slender in proportion to its height, and of any shape in section, used as a support, or standing alone, as for a monument. 2. an upright… …  

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