Simple Definition of pedestal
: the base of a column or other tall object
—used to describe the position of someone who is admired, successful, etc.
Examples of pedestal
the pedestal of a vase
Origin of pedestal
Middle French piedestal, from Old Italian piedestallo, from pie di stallo foot of a stall
First Known Use: 1563
Definition of pedestal
pedestaled or pedestalledpedestal·ing or pedestal·ling
: to place on or furnish with a pedestal
First Known Use of pedestal
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