stereobate

noun stereo·bate \ˈsterēəˌbāt, ˈstir-, usually -āt+V\

Definition of stereobate

plural

-s

  1. :  a substructure or basement of masonry as visible above the ground level — compare stylobate

stereobatic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of stereobate

French or Latin; French stéréobate, from Latin stereobata foundation of a column or building, from Greek stereobatēs, from stere- + -batēs one that treads, from bainein to walk, go — more at come


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