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Meaning of 柱

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Pinyin: zhù
English Definition: pillar; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①建筑物中直立的起支撑作用的构件:柱子。柱石。顶梁柱。
②形状像柱子的东西,或作用重要如柱子的:水柱。柱臣(对国家有重要作用的臣子)。
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ zhǔ ] to own; to host; master; host; lord
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Example Words
支柱 zhī zhù mainstay; pillar; prop; backbone
圆柱 yuán zhù column; cylinder
脊柱 zhù spinal column; columna vertebralis
石柱 shí zhù Shizhu Tujia autonomous county, Chongqing
石柱 shí zhù stela; upright stone; obelisk
More: 柱* | *柱 | *柱*
Example Sentences
1
But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
2
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The next day was June 6, 1944, D-Day, and these were the men who would invade Normandy. We know where that one goes in the win-loss column.
3
Some people saw a column of blue light, nearly as bright as the sun, moving north to east.
4
They think maybe it was a meteor. Some people saw a column of blue light, nearly as bright as the sun, moving north to east.
5
More threateningly, a column of ash can rise from the main crater until it cools to the point where it can no longer sustain itself, and collapses.