- The definition of a plinth is a square base or pedestal, or is the square base of a column.
An example of a plinth is a pedestal on which you display a sculpture.
plinth definition by Webster's New World
- the square block at the base of a column, pedestal, etc.
- the base on which a statue is placed
- a course of brick or stone, often a projecting one, along the base of a wallalso plinth course
- a flat block at the base of door trim, an architrave, etc.
Origin: Classical Latin plinthus ; from Classical Greek plinthos, brick, tile
plinth definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A block or slab on which a pedestal, column, or statue is placed.
- The base block at the intersection of the baseboard and the vertical trim around an opening.
- A continuous course of stones supporting a wall. Also called plinth course.
- A square base, as for a vase.
Origin: French plinthe, from Latin plinthus, from Greek plinthos, tile, plinth.