Definition of columnar in English:

columnar

adjective

  • See column

    • ‘In their columnar form, these former poems have retroactively come to represent skyscrapers or apartment high-rises.’
    • ‘Suddenly the path crosses a tableland of rock to a deep inlet where the sea surges into the first of the two arches - a headland of columnar basalt with a sea cave that has eroded right through the rock like a tunnel.’
    • ‘Start with trees, and consider columnar types or those without spreading canopies.’
    • ‘It provides for the creation of a wildflower meadow bounded by 12 columnar oaks and a seating area.’
    • ‘The Hot Spring's design is about function as well as good looks - although its columnar shape takes up minimal space, its spiral form ensures maximum surface area for heat output.’

Pronunciation

columnar

/kəˈlʌmnə/