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stereobate

[ ster-ee-uh-beyt, steer- ]
/ ˈstɛr i əˌbeɪt, ˈstɪər- /
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noun Architecture.
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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Compare stylobate.

Origin of stereobate

1830–40; <Latin stereobatēs<Greek stereobatḗs, equivalent to stereo-stereo- + -batēs walker (see stylobate)

OTHER WORDS FROM stereobate

ster·e·o·bat·ic [ster-ee-uh-bat-ik, steer-], /ˌstɛr i əˈbæt ɪk, ˌstɪər-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stereobate

stereobate
/ (ˈstɛrɪəʊˌbeɪt, ˈstɪər-) /

noun
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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