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
Returning the U.S. to the top of the Gold Cup podium is one of the items on the checklist.
Shortly before Lincoln Riley took the podium to make his first Big 12 media day address as the Oklahoma football coach, the new face of the Sooners’ program received a reality check from the league’s commissioner.
When Sankey took the podium to begin the event, there were at least eight SEC logos within 30 feet of him, either projected on screens or painted on helmets.
Cut to David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, at the podium.
The Norris contingent, some of whom made the 2,200-mile journey from Newfoundland, did not have to wait long for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to call Josh Norris to the podium.
Gaines digested the speech, then raced towards the podium at the conclusion, beelining to ask Vaccaro a question.
After leaving the New York ensemble in 1936, claiming the workload was too much for a man his age, Toscanini was back on the podium within a year – in the same city – when the National Broadcasting Company established an orchestra just for him.
On May 5, Sanders took to the podium during a daily White House press briefing.
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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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