- a support for a desk, consisting of a boxlike frame containing drawers one above the other.
- a columnar support for a tabletop.
Idioms about pedestal
Origin of pedestal
OTHER WORDS FROM pedestalun·ped·es·tal, verb (used with object), un·ped·es·taled, un·ped·es·tal·ing or (especially British) un·ped·es·talled, un·ped·es·tal·ling.
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How to use pedestal in a sentence
A great deal of the joy of watching the film is thanks to Mads Mikkelsen, whose face reminds me of a statue you might find carved into rock and resting on a museum pedestal.I dare you to not be moved by Another Round, an existentialist film about day drinking|Alissa Wilkinson|December 18, 2020|Vox
They build you up too much and put you on that pedestal, and then they knock you down.
Heeding Ditka, who would whisper, “they put you on that pedestal and then they knock you down,” is a tricky task.
For 15 years, the 35-year-old worked to “put people in their best light, to put them on a pedestal.”She fell into QAnon and went viral for destroying a Target mask display. Now she’s rebuilding her life.|Travis Andrews|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Those notions placed women on a pedestal – but also denied them opportunities.Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped Shape The Modern Era Of Women’s Rights – Even Before She Went On The Supreme Court|LGBTQ-Editor|September 21, 2020|No Straight News
But whereas we used to be satisfied gazing on that perfection as it stood up on a pedestal, now we want it down among us.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Almost a decade later Olmstead has stepped down from her pedestal to focus more of her time on sports and friends.
Her very first sculpture, a metallic chrome unicorn aptly titled “Space Oracle,” sits on a pedestal directly in front.
The151-foot newborn waited in the harbor on her 171-foot pedestal, a huge French flag fluttering over her dark copper face.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A delicious marble Cupid appeared to have just alighted on his pedestal at the upper end of the room.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She resented his sudden drop from his pedestal, for he looked sentimental and somewhat sheepish.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Next moment Tom Brown sent a bullet straight into his heart, and his tail made a splendid flourish as he fell off his pedestal!Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
He was sumptuously buried in Kensal Green, where a marble pedestal carries his portrait and his epitaph.
Here and there we will find a boulder perched on a pedestal of ice, which indicates a recent down-wearing of the field.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The pedestal of this clock represented in bas-relief the birth of astronomy on the Egyptian plains.Urania|Camille Flammarion
British Dictionary definitions for pedestal
- either of a pair of sets of drawers used as supports for a writing surface
- (as modifier)a pedestal desk
Word Origin for pedestal
Other Idioms and Phrases with pedestal
see on a pedestal.