podium

noun po·di·um \ ˈpō-dē-əm \

Definition of podium

plural podiums or podia play \-dē-ə\
1 :a low wall serving as a foundation or terrace wall: such as
a :one around the arena of an ancient amphitheater serving as a base for the tiers of seats
b :the masonry under the stylobate of a temple
2 a :a dais especially for an orchestral conductor
b :lectern

Examples of podium in a Sentence

  1. the conductor on the podium tonight is one of the leading figures of classical music

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Origin and Etymology of podium

Latin — more at pew

podium Synonyms

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-podium

noun combining form

Definition of -podium

plural -podia
: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

podium

noun

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

podium

noun po·di·um \ ˈpō-dē-əm \

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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