[ ped-uh-stl ]
/ ˈpɛd ə stl /
an architectural support for a column, statue, vase, or the like.
a supporting structure or piece; base.
- a support for a desk, consisting of a boxlike frame containing drawers one above the other.
- a columnar support for a tabletop.
Building Trades. a bulge cast at the bottom of a concrete pile.
verb (used with object), ped·es·taled, ped·es·tal·ing or (especially British) ped·es·talled, ped·es·tal·ling.
to put on or supply with a pedestal.
Words nearby pedestal
Idioms for pedestal
set/put on a pedestal, to glorify; idealize: When we first became engaged each of us set the other on a 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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British Dictionary definitions for put on a pedestal
/ (ˈpɛdɪstəl) /
a base that supports a column, statue, etc, as used in classical architecture
a position of eminence or supposed superiority (esp in the phrases place, put, or set on a 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
C16: from French piédestal, from Old Italian piedestallo, from pie foot + di of + stallo a stall
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Idioms and Phrases with put on a pedestal (1 of 2)
put on a pedestal
see on a pedestal.
Idioms and Phrases with put on a pedestal (2 of 2)
see on a pedestal.
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