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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcolumncol‧umn /ˈkɒləm $ ˈkɑː-/ ●●○ W2 noun [countable]  1 column.jpg TBBa tall solid upright stone post used to support a building or as a decoration2 LINEa line of numbers or words written under each other that goes down a pagerowin a column Add up the numbers in each column.column of a column of figures3 TCNan article on a particular subject or by a particular writer that appears regularly in a newspaper or magazine He writes a weekly column for ‘The Times’.music/science/gardening etc column4 TCNLINEone of two or more areas of print that go down the page of a newspaper or book and that are separated from each other by a narrow space Turn to page 5, column 2. ‘The Sun’ devoted ten column inches to the event (=their article filled a column ten inches long).5 LINEsomething that has a tall thin shapecolumn of a column of smoke6 LINEa long moving line of people or thingscolumn of a column of marching men fifth column, gossip column, personal column, spinal columnCOLLOCATIONSMeaning 3: an article on a particular subject or by a particular writer that appears regularly in a newspaper or magazineADJECTIVES/NOUN + column a newspaper columnHe’s the writer of a weekly newspaper column.a weekly/daily/monthly columnHer daily column covered a wide range of topics.a regular columnHis views were well-known from his regular column in The Spectator magazine.a gossip column (=one about the private lives of famous people)She was upset by an item in the Washington Times gossip column.an editorial column (=that expresses the opinion of a newspaper editor)the Financial Times editorial columna financial columnHe wrote a financial column for the evening newspaper.a correspondence/letters column (=that prints some of the letters a newspaper receives)Thousands of letters poured in to the correspondence column.an obituary column (=about the life of someone who has just died)I spotted Stephenson's name in the obituary column.the personal column British English (=in which people can have personal messages printed)I put a small advertisement in the personal column of the paper.an agony column British English (=that gives advice to readers about personal problems)Romantic relationships are much discussed in all the agony columns.a lonely hearts column British English (=with advertisements for a new lover or friend)Some men place advertisements in the lonely hearts columns.verbswrite a columnHe writes a column on gardening for the Daily News.have a column (=write one)Lynch had a weekly column in a Sydney newspaper.column + NOUNcolumn inches (=space in a newspaper or magazine)Many column inches have recently been devoted to the troubled pop star.
Examples from the Corpus
columnIn the Cathedral at Gurk there is a vast crypt possessing 100 columns which support a groined vault dating from 1160.Columns of factory workers waved banners.Columns of men and women were making their way towards the central square.This is particularly important when a column has entries of different lengths.an advice columnThey want photo stories, tales of holiday romances, horoscopes and advice columns as well as free gifts of make-up and jewellery.The first column is for expenses.a row of Greek columnsHis column appears every other week in the local paper.Tabular setting text set in columns such as timetables.The article I told you about is in the left column.Crowe offered a pathetic excuse about investigating woodworm infestation for his nature column, but I soon beetled the truth out of him.Did you read Julie Burchill's column in the Guardian this week?The car has an adjustable steering column.By their shape, pillars signified trees, but also stone columns.Press 3 to turn on the column feature.The column of French soldiers passed us on their way to the battlefront.Sales totals are shown in this column.Effective rate for contracts entered into two days from date appearing at top of this column.a weekly columncolumn of figuresI got up and walked past the waiter, who was struggling with a column of figures, and used the phone.A column of figures and a knitting pattern.The process is repeated down the entire column of figures.The books Margaret gave me had columns of figures, written in different inks.Addition: Suppose you are given a long column of figures to add.I took a look inside: computer printouts of columns of figures.With other notices by the reception desk there was a tide-table and he ran his finger down the column of figures.In management reports it is often worth adding up the columns of figures that are presented.writes ... columnTwo days later, he writes another column.He writes a monthly column for Wired and was an original investor.column inchesNow it merits but a few column inches in a few papers.Meanwhile, there was the question of his presents, to which much time and many column inches were devoted.If they had a half decent team then perhaps they would warrant a few more column inches!!We have this morning's here, Chock full of column inches on yourself.Between this and stories on Burke of the Somme, Chant's death attracted a lot of column inches.The success of the series and the regular column inches went hand in hand, as did Kylie and Jason.And by the spring of 1988, the column inches devoted to her in Britain's tabloids were adding up to miles.column ... smokeHe was startled to see a column of smoke rising from among the trees.These witnesses had heard an explosion and seen a column of smoke rise from behind a range of hills in Soviet territory.It sat stalled, the cabin shattered, with a column of black smoke rising from it.A column of smoke and fire shot up above the horizon with astonishing violence.Three times a day we hear steam whistles, and here and there are columns of smoke rising.Soon they could all see similar columns of smoke going up in every direction.Tall columns of smoke were rising...There were columns of smoke coming from the houses in the small street behind the square.