pedestal  

  • Pronunciation of pedestal: P EH1 D AH0 S T AH0 L ('pɛdɪstəl)

  • Number of syllables of pedestal: 3

  • Definition of pedestal

    • (n): a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"  
    • (n): an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)  
    • (n): a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority); "they put him on a pedestal"  
  • Examples of pedestal

    • The perspective of the pedestal needs to match.  
    • The pedestal of the statue was renovated.  
    • The upper part of the pedestal is made of red porphyry.  
    • The bimah was behind the pedestal.  
    • The cup is also elaborately decorated and kept in a triangular pedestal.  
    • The pedestal represented the law on which the country rested.  
    • The actor would stand on the pedestal.  
    • The lower part of the pedestal is of dark gray granite and red porphyry.  
    • The pedestal of the monument is made of Canigou granite.  
    • It's time to get off the silver pedestal and mingle with the plebians.  

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