Pedestal Definition

pĕdĭ-stəl
pedestaled, pedestaling, pedestalled, pedestalling, pedestals
noun
pedestals
The foot or bottom support of a column or pillar.
Webster's New World
A similar base on a lamp, statue, etc.
Webster's New World
A support or foundation.
American Heritage
A columnlike stand for displaying a piece of sculpture or other decorative article.
Webster's New World
A position of high regard or adoration.
American Heritage
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verb
To place on or furnish with a pedestal.
Webster's New World
idiom
put on a pedestal
  • to regard with great or excessive admiration; idolize
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Pedestal

Noun

Singular:
pedestal
Plural:
pedestals

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Origin of Pedestal

  • Obsolete French from Italian piedistallo piè foot (from Latin pēs pedi–) di of (from Latin de–) stallo stall (of Germanic origin stel- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French piédestal, from Italian piedistallo (pie "foot" di "of" stall "stand") "footstall".

    From Wiktionary

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