- The definition of a podium is a raised area where you stand to give a presentation or command attention.
A little raised area in the front of the classroom where the professor and students can stand to talk to be more visible is an example of the podium.
podium definition by Webster's New World
- a low wall serving as a pedestal or foundation
- a low wall separating the seats from the arena in an ancient amphitheater
- a continuous bench projecting from the walls of a room
- a low platform, esp. for the conductor of an orchestra; dais
- lectern (sense )
- Zool. a hand or foot, or a footlike structure
Origin: Classical Latin balcony, podium, raised place ; from Classical Greek (hypo)podion, footstool ; from hypo-, under plush podion, diminutive of pous (gen. podos), foot
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek pous (gen. podos), foot
podium definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. po·di·ums or po·di·a
- An elevated platform, as for an orchestra conductor or public speaker.
- A stand for holding the notes of a public speaker; a lectern.
- Architecture a. A low wall serving as a foundation.b. A wall circling the arena of an ancient amphitheater.
- Biology A structure resembling or functioning as a foot.
Origin: Latin, from Greek podion, base, diminutive of pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.