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1. Having the shape of a column.
2. Constructed with or having columns.
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(kəˈlʌm nər)

1. shaped like a column.
2. characterized by columns.
3. Also, co•lum′nal. printed or arranged in columns.
[1720–30; < Late Latin]
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Adj.1.columnar - having the form of a column; "trees with columniform trunks"; "columnar forms"; "a columnlike tree trunk"
columned - having or resembling columns; having columns of a specified kind (often used as a combining form); "a columned portico"; "trees with columned trunks"; "white-columned houses"
2.columnar - characterized by columns; "columnar construction"
columned - having or resembling columns; having columns of a specified kind (often used as a combining form); "a columned portico"; "trees with columned trunks"; "white-columned houses"
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Extending from head to foot was a columnar, or perpendicular, inscription, in phonetic hieroglyphics, giving again his name and titles, and the names and titles of his relations.
We require that a man should be so large and columnar in the landscape, that it should deserve to be recorded that he arose, and girded up his loins, and departed to such a place.
Half-way up the mountain, some great masses of the columnar rock, shaded by laurel-like trees, and ornamented by others covered with fine pink flowers but without a single leaf, gave a pleasing effect to the nearer parts of the scenery.
One of the agents with a picket of a few of our blacks, armed for the purpose, was keeping guard over the ivory; but deep within the forest, red gleams that wavered, that seemed to sink and rise from the ground amongst confused columnar shapes of intense blackness, showed the exact position of the camp where Mr.
There was none: all was interwoven stem, columnar trunk, dense summer foliage--no opening anywhere.
Painted white, they rose high into the dusk of the skylight, sloping like a roof; and the whole lofty space resembled the interior of a monument, divided by floors of iron grating, with lights flickering at different levels, and a mass of gloom lingering in the middle, within the columnar stir of machinery under the motionless swelling of the cylinders.
The plants used in topiary are evergreen, mostly woody, have small leaves or needles, produce dense foliage, and have compact and/or columnar (e.g., fastigiate) growth habits
Attractions along the route include the Yuwengdao Lighthouse, Xitai Fort, East Fort Military Historic Park, Daguoye Columnar Basalt, Erkan Village, Penghu Great Bridge, and Tongliang Great Banyan, according to the tourism bureau.
Simple tall cuboidal to columnar epithelial "epidermal" cells, which may be pigmented, interspersed with mucus cells and ciliated cells, make up the epidermis (Fig.
After reviewing renderings and onsite mock-ups, officials opted for a soil nail wall shoring system with a Columnar Basalt finish from Santa Ana, Calif.-based Boulderscape Inc.
Regional principal officer at Botswana National Museum in Francistown, Milton Tapela has apologised to residents of Gerald estates in Francistown for the lack of consultation when columnar joints were taken from their area to be used in projects around the country.
Each DS ingot includes 4 zones, which we designate the no melting zone, columnar DS zone, mushy zone, and quenched zone.