pillar of society

pillar of society
Synonyms and related words:
Christian, Establishment, VIP, baron, big gun, big man, big name, bigwig, brass, brass hat, burgher, celebrity, dignitary, dignity, elder, exemplary citizen, father, figure, good citizen, good neighbor, great man, important person, interests, lion, lords of creation, magnate, man of mark, mogul, nabob, name, notability, notable, panjandrum, person of renown, personage, personality, power, power elite, respectable citizen, ruling circle, sachem, somebody, something, the great, the top, top brass, top people, true Christian, tycoon, very important person, worthy

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  • pillar of society — pillar of society, a person of strong character or important position …   Useful english dictionary

  • pillar of society — {n. phr.} A leading figure who contributes to the support and the well being of his/her society; a person of irreproachable character. * /Mrs. Brown, the director of our classical symphony fund, is a true pillar of society./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pillar of society — {n. phr.} A leading figure who contributes to the support and the well being of his/her society; a person of irreproachable character. * /Mrs. Brown, the director of our classical symphony fund, is a true pillar of society./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pillar\ of\ society — n. phr. A leading figure who contributes to the support and the well being of his/her society; a person of irreproachable character. Mrs. Brown, the director of our classical symphony fund, is a true pillar of society …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pillar — [[t]pɪ̱lə(r)[/t]] pillars 1) N COUNT A pillar is a tall solid structure, which is usually used to support part of a building. ...the pillars supporting the roof. Syn: column 2) N COUNT: usu N of n If something is the pillar of a system or… …   English dictionary

  • pillar — UK [ˈpɪlə(r)] / US [ˈpɪlər] noun [countable] Word forms pillar : singular pillar plural pillars 1) a) a thick strong upright post that supports part of a building an altar standing on marble pillars b) something that is tall and thin pillar of: a …   English dictionary

  • pillar — pil|lar [ˈpılə US ər] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: piler, from Latin pila] 1.) a) a tall upright round post used as a support for a roof or bridge ▪ Eight massive stone pillars supported the roof. b) a tall upright round post,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • society — noun 1 people who have shared customs and laws ADJECTIVE ▪ larger, wider ▪ the position of women within the family and the wider society ▪ entire, whole ▪ An entire society has been co …   Collocations dictionary

  • pillar — pil|lar [ pılər ] noun count 1. ) a thick strong upright post that supports part of a building: an altar standing on marble pillars a ) pillar of something that is tall and thin: a pillar of rock/smoke 2. ) pillar of FORMAL someone who is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pillar — /ˈpɪlə / (say piluh) noun 1. an upright shaft or structure, of stone, brick, or other material, relatively slender in proportion to its height, and of any shape in section, used as a support, or standing alone, as for a monument. 2. an upright… …  

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