- the foot or bottom support of a column or pillar
- a similar base on a lamp, statue, etc.
- a columnlike stand for displaying a piece of sculpture or other decorative article
Origin of pedestalFrench piédestal from Italian piedestallo from piè ( from Classical Latin pes), foot + di, of + stal ( from Germanic an unverified form stal, stall), a rest, place
transitive verb-·taled or -·talled, -·tal·ing or -·tal·ling
put on a pedestal