Definition of podium
1 : a low wall serving as a foundation or terrace wall: such asa : one around the arena of an ancient amphitheater serving as a base for the tiers of seatsb : the masonry under the stylobate of a temple
2a : a dais especially for an orchestral conductorb : lectern
Examples of podium in a Sentence
the conductor on the podium tonight is one of the leading figures of classical music
Recent Examples of podium from the Web
Markand Thakar provided attentive partnering on the podium; the orchestra did sturdy, nicely balanced work.
Hanging near the podium was a banner with Zamarripa’s portrait on it that Zamarripa’s father presented to the school.
Chaudhary seemed at ease behind the podium, a testament to the training and practice from the Ladder Program.
Mr. Trump was accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and preceded at the podium by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Vikings, led by 19th-year head coach John Fuchs, returned to the top of the podium for the first time since a streak of seven consecutive national championships from 2005-2011.
The saga ended at about 12:40 a.m. Thursday, after McCully and Craven-Howell stood at their podiums for four hours to field questions during the board’s debate on boundary and magnet changes for 2018.
Amphitheaterlike steps would lead from street level to outdoor plazas atop the podium.
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Definition of -podium
: foot : part resembling a foot pseudopodium
Origin and Etymology of -podium
New Latin, from Greek podion, diminutive of pod-, pous foot — more at foot
PODIUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of podium for English Language Learners
: a raised platform for a speaker, performer, or the leader of an orchestra
: a stand with a slanted surface that holds a book, notes, etc., for someone who is reading, speaking, or teaching
PODIUM Defined for Kids
Definition of podium for Students
1 : a raised platform especially for the conductor of an orchestra
2 : a stand with a slanted surface (as for holding papers or a book) that a person can stand behind or near when giving a speech
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