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pedestal

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noun ped·es·tal \ˈpe-dəs-təl\

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.

Full Definition of pedestal

  1. 1 a :  the support or foot of a late classic or neoclassic column — see column illustration b :  the base of an upright structure

  2. 2 :  base, foundation

  3. 3 :  a position of esteem

Examples of pedestal

  1. 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

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pedestal

verb ped·es·tal

Definition of pedestal

pedestaled or pedestalledpedestal·ing or pedestal·ling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to place on or furnish with a pedestal



1648

First Known Use of pedestal

1648



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