Pedestal
Pedestal Ped"es*tal, n. [Sp. pedestal; cf. F. pi['e]destal, It. piedestallo; fr. L. es, pedis, foot + OHG. stal standing place, station, place, akin to E. stall. See {Foot}, and {Stall}, and {Footstall}.] 1. (Arch.) The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp, or the like; the part on which an upright work stands. It consists of three parts, the base, the die or dado, and the cornice or surbase molding. See Illust. of {Column}. [1913 Webster]

Build him a pedestal, and say, ``Stand there!'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. (a) (Railroad Cars) A casting secured to the frame of a truck and forming a jaw for holding a journal box. (b) (Mach.) A pillow block; a low housing. (c) (Bridge Building) An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier. [1913 Webster]

{Pedestal coil} (steam Heating), a group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one above another, -- used in a radiator. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pedestal — (from French piedestal , Italian piedistallo , foot of a stall) is a term generally applied to the support of a statue or a vase. Although in Syria, Asia Minor and Tunisia the Romans occasionally raised the columns of their temples or propylaea… …   Wikipedia

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  • pedestal — pedestal, poner en un pedestal expr. ensalzar, admirar. ❙ «Alabar: poner en un pedestal.» DTE. ❙ «Poner o tener a alguien en un pedestal: Considerarlo excelente...» LA. ❙ «...así como la que continúes teniéndola en un pedestal.» Ricardo Cano… …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • pedestal — (Del fr. piédestal). 1. m. Cuerpo sólido, de forma cilíndrica o de paralelepípedo rectangular, que sostiene una columna, estatua, etc. 2. Pie o peana, especialmente la de cruces y cosas semejantes. 3. Fundamento en que se asegura o afirma algo, o …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • pedestal — [ped′əs təl] n. [Fr piédestal < It piedestallo < piè (< L pes), FOOT + di, of + stal (< Gmc * stal,STALL1), a rest, place] 1. the foot or bottom support of a column or pillar 2. a similar base on a lamp, statue, etc. 3. a columnlik …   English World dictionary

  • pedestal — 1560s, base supporting a column, statue, etc., from M.Fr. piédestal (1540s), from It. piedistallo base of a pillar, from pie foot + di of + stallo stall, place, seat, from a Germanic source (see STALL (Cf. stall) (n.1). Spelling in English influe …   Etymology dictionary

  • pedestal — index cornerstone Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pedestal — s. m. 1.  [Arquitetura] Corpo sólido de forma ordinariamente quadrada, com base e cornija, que sustenta uma coluna, estátua, etc. 2.  [Figurado] Fundamento …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • pedestal — [n] support for something base, bed, bottom, foot, foundation, mounting, platform, plinth, podium, stand, substructure, support; concept 442 …   New thesaurus

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