Podium definition

pōdē-əm
A stand for holding the notes of a public speaker; a lectern.
noun
6
1
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.

noun
4
1
An elevated platform, as for an orchestra conductor or public speaker.
noun
4
1
(biology) A structure resembling or functioning as a foot.
noun
2
0
A low wall serving as a foundation.
noun
2
0
Advertisement
(sports and other competitions) A steepled platform upon which the three competitors with the best results may stand when being handed their medals or prize.
noun
1
0
A wall circling the arena of an ancient amphitheater.
noun
0
0
A low wall separating the seats from the arena in an ancient amphitheater.
noun
0
0
A continuous bench projecting from the walls of a room.
noun
0
0
A low platform, esp. for the conductor of an orchestra; dais.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
noun
0
0
(zool.) A hand or foot, or a footlike structure.
noun
0
0
Foot, footlike or supporting part.

Monopodium, stylopodium.

affix
0
0
A platform on which to stand, as when conducting an orchestra or preaching at a pulpit.
noun
0
0
(proscribed) A stand used to hold notes when speaking publicly.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
(sports) A result amongst the best three at a competition.
noun
0
0
A low wall, serving as a foundation, a substructure, or a terrace wall.
noun
0
0
(sports, proscribed) To finish in the top three at an event or competition.
verb
0
0
To complete a competition, especially a race, as one of the top three contestants, usually being honored while standing on a podium.
verb
0
1
A low wall serving as a pedestal or foundation.
noun
0
1
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
podium
Plural:
podia, podiums

Origin of podium

  • ModL < Gr pous (gen. podos), foot

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Latin from Greek podion base diminutive of pous pod- foot ped- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin podium, from Ancient Greek πόδιον (podion, “base"), from diminutive of πούς (pous, “foot").

    From Wiktionary