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 pedestal pedestal

noun

  • () a support or foundation  ( pedestal, base, stand )
    a support or foundation
     the base of the lamp
    the base of the lamp
  • an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)  ( footstall, pedestal, plinth )
    an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)
  • a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)  ( pedestal )
    a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)
     they put him on a pedestal
    they put him on a pedestal