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1. A block or slab on which a pedestal, column, or statue is placed.
2. The base block at the intersection of the baseboard and the vertical trim around an opening.
3. A continuous course of stones supporting a wall. Also called plinth course.
4. A square base, as for a vase.
[French plinthe, from Latin plinthus, from Greek plinthos, tile, plinth.]
1. (Architecture) Also called: socle the rectangular slab or block that forms the lowest part of the base of a column, statue, pedestal, or pier
2. (Architecture) Also called: plinth course the lowest part of the wall of a building that appears above ground level, esp one that is formed of a course of stone or brick
3. (Architecture) a flat block on either side of a doorframe, where the architrave meets the skirting
4. a flat base on which a structure or piece of equipment is placed
[C17: from Latin plinthus, from Greek plinthos brick, shaped stone]
1. a slablike member beneath the base of a column or pier.
2. a square base or a lower block, as of a pedestal.
3. Also called plinth′ course`. a projecting course of stones at the base of a wall; earth table.
4. a flat member at the bottom of an architrave, dado, baseboard, or the like.
[1555–65; earlier plinthus < Latin < Greek plínthos plinth, squared stone, brick, tile]
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|Noun||1.||plinth - an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)|
pillar, column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
dado - the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase
socle - a plain plinth that supports a wall
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"