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 stereobat&emacron;s, from Greek *stereobat&emacron;s : stereos, solid; see stereo– + -bat&emacron;s, walker (from bainein, to go; see gwa- in Indo-European roots).