|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and capital. See Order.
2. (n.) Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the Column Vendome; the spinal column.
3. (n.) A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from line. Compare Ploy, and Deploy.
4. (n.) A small army.
5. (n.) A number of ships so arranged as to follow one another in single or double file or in squadrons; -- in distinction from line, where they are side by side.
6. (n.) A perpendicular set of lines, not extending across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule or blank space; as, a column in a newspaper.
7. (n.) A perpendicular line of figures.
8. (n.) The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.
Column (5 Occurrences)
Judges 20:40 But when the signal began to rise out of the city in a column of smoke, the Benjaminites looked behind them; and behold, the whole of the city went up in smoke to heaven. (DBY NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 3:2 And he wrought evil in the sight of Jehovah, but not like his father, and like his mother; and he took away the column of Baal that his father had made. (DBY)
2 Kings 10:27 and they broke down the column of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a draught-house to this day. (DBY)
Song of Songs 3:6 Who is this coming out of the waste places like pillars of smoke, perfumed with sweet spices, with all the spices of the trader? (See NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 9:18 For wickedness burns like a fire. It devours the briers and thorns; yes, it kindles in the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in a column of smoke. (WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)