The definition of a pedestal is a foot, base or support for a column, pillar or lamp.(noun)
An example of a pedestal is a pillar on which a piece of art is displayed.
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Origin: Fr piédestal < It piedestallo < piè (< L pes), foot + di, of + stal (< Gmc *stal, stall), a rest, place
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Origin: Obsolete French
Origin: , from Italian piedestallo
Origin: : piè, foot (from Latin pēs; see pedi-)
Origin: + di, of (from Latin dē; see de-)
Origin: + stallo, stall (of Germanic origin; see stel- in Indo-European roots).
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