Spine vs Column - What's the difference?

spine | column |


As nouns the difference between spine and column

is that spine is proprietress (of a shop, café, or brothel) while column is (architecture) a solid upright structure designed usually to support a larger structure above it, such as a roof or horizontal beam, but sometimes for decoration.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

spine

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • The series of bones situated at the back from the head to the pelvis of a person, or from the head to the tail of an animal; backbone, vertebral column.
  • * 1851 , (Herman Melville), (Moby-Dick) , :
  • If you attentively regard almost any quadruped's spine , you will be struck with the resemblance of its vertebrae to a strung necklace of dwarfed skulls.
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  • Something resembling a backbone, such as a ridge, or a long, central structure from which other structures radiate.
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  • A rigid, pointed surface protuberance or needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant.
  • * 1871 , (Charles Darwin), (w) , :
  • The male, as Dr. Gunther informs me, has a cluster of stiff, straight spines , like those of a comb, on the sides of the tail.
  • (figurative) Courage or assertiveness.
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  • Derived terms

    * send shivers down someone's spine * spina bifida * spinal * spinal canal * spinal column * spinal cord * spine board * spineless * spiniferous * spinose * spinous * spiny

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    column

    English

    (wikipedia column)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (architecture) A solid upright structure designed usually to support a larger structure above it, such as a roof or horizontal beam, but sometimes for decoration.
  • A vertical line of entries in a table, usually read from top to bottom.
  • A body of troops or army vehicles, usually strung out along a road.
  • A body of text meant to be read line by line, especially in printed material that has multiple adjacent such on a single page.
  • A unit of width, especially of advertisements, in a periodical, equivalent to the width of a usual column of text.
  • (label) A recurring feature in a periodical, especially an opinion piece, especially by a single author or small rotating group of authors, or on a single theme.
  • Something having similar vertical form or structure to the things mentioned above, such as a spinal column.
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  • (botany) The gynostemium
  • Synonyms

    * (upright structure) post, pillar, sile

    Antonyms

    * (line of table entries) row (which is horizontal)

    Hypernyms

    * (upright structure) beam