- 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
Fr piédestal < It piedestallo < piè (< L pes), foot + di, of + stal (< Gmc *stal, stall), a rest, place
transitive verb pedestaled or pedestalled, pedestaling or pedestalling
to place on or furnish with a pedestal