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See definition of pilaster on Dictionary.com
  • as incolumn
  • as inpier
  • as inpillar

synonyms for pilaster

  • monument
  • brace
  • buttress
  • caryatid
  • colonnade
  • cylinder
  • mast
  • minaret
  • monolith
  • obelisk
  • pedestal
  • peristyle
  • pier
  • post
  • prop
  • pylon
  • shaft
  • standard
  • stay
  • stele
  • support
  • totem
  • tower
  • upright
  • underpinning
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How to use pilaster in a sentence

Archie had been sitting in his favourite attitude, with his stockinged feet against the pilaster of the fireplace.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
Although all are shorter than the usual pilaster, the design is exactly similar to that usually employed for this purpose.
THE BROCHURE SERIES OF ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATION, VOLUME 01, NO. 06, JUNE 1895VARIOUS
The Duke of Somerset took the most sensible course and went to sleep, leaning against a pilaster, immediately after dinner.
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
Various gargoyles project from the uppermost string, which on the east side is not broken by the central pilaster.
BELL'S CATHEDRALS: THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF RIPONCECIL WALTER CHARLES HALLETT
Adjoining it is a flat pilaster buttress, apparently original.
BELL'S CATHEDRALS: THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF RIPONCECIL WALTER CHARLES HALLETT
The adaptor piece may have a face mould worked upon it to give a pilaster-like appearance if fancy so dictates.
WOODWORK JOINTSWILLIAM FAIRHAM
Between this outer shaft and inner door is a square pilaster, of which the architect carves one side, and lets the other alone.
VAL D'ARNOJOHN RUSKIN
The bays of the aisle are divided by pilaster-buttresses, and lighted with round-headed windows which have external jamb-shafts.
SOME ACCOUNT OF GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE IN SPAINGEORGE EDMUND STREET
The marble of the pilaster, against which he leaned, was not more cold and unmoved than the face of the inquisitor.
THE BRAVOJ. FENIMORE COOPER
The use of brick led to the early development of the pilaster and column, as well as of frescoes and enamelled tiles.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 3, PART 1, SLICE 1VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PILASTER

  • brace
  • buttress
  • caryatid
  • colonnade
  • cylinder
  • mast
  • minaret
  • monolith
  • monument
  • obelisk
  • pedestal
  • peristyle
  • pier
  • pilaster
  • post
  • prop
  • pylon
  • shaft
  • standard
  • stay
  • stele
  • support
  • totem
  • tower
  • underpinning
  • upright
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.