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Definition 1: a support or foundation - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where pedestal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the base of the lamp

Synonyms for pedestal in the sense of this definition

(pedestal is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is a kind of pedestal ) a metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships

(... is a kind of pedestal ) a base or platform on which hay or corn is stacked

(... is a kind of pedestal ) a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table

(... is a kind of pedestal ) a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth

Definition 2: an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pedestal in the sense of this definition

(pedestal is a kind of ...) supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

"the statue stood on a marble support"

(... is a kind of pedestal ) a plain plinth that supports a wall

(pedestal is a part of ...) the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase

(... is part of pedestal) (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

Definition 3: a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where pedestal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they put him on a pedestal

(pedestal is a kind of ...) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

"he had the status of a minor" "the novel attained the status of a classic" "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

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