Pillar vs Caterpillar - What's the difference?

pillar | caterpillar |

Caterpillar is a see also of pillar.

Pillar is a see also of caterpillar.


As nouns the difference between pillar and caterpillar

is that pillar is a large post, often used as supporting architecture while caterpillar is the larva of a butterfly or moth; leafworm.

As a verb pillar

is to provide with pillars or added strength as if from pillars.

pillar

English

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Noun

(en noun)
  • (architecture) A large post, often used as supporting architecture.
  • Something resembling such a structure.
  • a pillar of smoke
  • An essential part of something that provides support.
  • He's a pillar of the community.
  • (Roman Catholic) A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church.
  • (Skelton)
  • The centre of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns.
  • Synonyms

    * column, sile

    Derived terms

    * A-pillar, B-pillar, C-pillar, D-pillar * earth pillar * from pillar to post * pillar box * pillar of the community * sun pillar

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To provide with pillars or added strength as if from pillars.
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  • See also

    * caterpillar

    Anagrams

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    caterpillar

    Alternative forms

    * caterpiller (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The larva of a butterfly or moth; leafworm.
  • The bird just ate that green caterpillar .
  • A vehicle with a caterpillar track; a crawler.
  • Synonyms
    * (moth or butterfly larva)
    Derived terms
    * caterpillar catcher * caterpillar eater * caterpillar hunter * caterpillar track * tent caterpillar

    See also

    * pillar