HyperDic: pedestal

English > 3 senses of the word pedestal:
NOUNartifactpedestal, base, standa support or foundation
statepedestala position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)
artifactpedestal, plinth, footstallan architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)
pedestal > pronunciation
Soundspeh'dahstahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > pedestal: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA support or foundation.
Synonymsbase, stand
Narrowerbrass monkeyA metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships
staddleA base or platform on which hay or corn is stacked
trivetA stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table
trivetA three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth
BroadersupportAny device that bears the weight of another thing
Spanishbase, fundamento, peana, pedestal, pie, soporte, stand
Catalanbase, fonament, pedestal, peu, suport
English > pedestal: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA position of great esteem (and supposed superiority).
Example"they put him on a pedestal"
Broaderstatus, positionThe relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
Spanishpedestal
Catalanpedestal
English > pedestal: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn architectural support or base (as for a column or statue).
Synonymsplinth, footstall
Part ofcolumn, pillar(architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
PartsdadoThe section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase
NarrowersocleA plain / plain plinth that supports a wall
Broadersupportsupporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
Spanishbasamento, basa, peana, pedestal, plinto, zócalo
Catalanpeana, pedestal, plint, sòcol

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