a foundation, as of a building, or a solid substructure or platform of masonry
Origin of stereobateClassical Latin stereobata from Classical Greek stereobat?s from stereos, solid (see stereo-) + bat?s, that which steps or treads from bainein, to come
- See stylobate.
- The foundation of a stone building, its top course sometimes being a stylobate.
Origin of stereobateLatin stereobatēs from Greek stereobatēs stereos solid ; see stereo- . -batēs walker ( from bainein to go ; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.)