[ ster-ee-uh-beyt, steer- ]
/ ˈstɛr i əˌbeɪt, ˈstɪər- /
the foundation or base upon which a building or the like is erected.
the solid platform forming the floor and substructure of a classical temple; crepidoma; podium.
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Origin of stereobate
OTHER WORDS FROM stereobatester·e·o·bat·ic [ster-ee-uh-bat-ik, steer-] /ˌstɛr i əˈbæt ɪk, ˌstɪər-/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for stereobate
The entire foundation of the temple, including the stereobate, the stylobate, and the remaining steps.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber
At another point in the circumference of this temple there is a stereobate of a more complicated description.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
British Dictionary definitions for stereobate
/ (ˈstɛrɪəʊˌbeɪt, ˈstɪər-) /
another name for stylobate
a foundation of a building in the form of a platform of masonry
Word Origin for stereobate
C19: via Latin, from Greek stereobatēs from stereos solid + -batēs base, from bainein to walk
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