EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLUMN
No Lancers were seen with the column, certainly none with pennons.
Vesuvius, with its column of smoke, was in plain view from the seats.
Dick was at the head of the column with Colonel Winchester and the sergeant.
Then he leisurely turned to the column indicated by his companion.
Yes, sure enough, the whole command was facing into column the other way!
He could see one edge of the column, and it was a neat, orderly edge.
They laughed so at the jokes about her belly that the column itself vibrated.
He tried to distinguish the end of the column, which was still hidden by the darkness.
The trumpets sounded, the column broke into a trot and was away.
It was the column of insurgents entering the Rue de la Banne.
mid-15c., "vertical division of a page," also "a pillar, post," from Old French colombe (12c., Modern French colonne "column, pillar"), from Latin columna "pillar," collateral form of columen "top, summit," from PIE root *kel- "to project" (see hill). Sense of "matter written for a newspaper" dates from 1785.