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plinth

 (plĭnth)
n.
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.]

plinth

(plɪnθ)
n
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]

plinth

(plɪnθ)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plinth - an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)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"
Translations

plinth

[plɪnθ] Nplinto m

plinth

[ˈplɪnθ] nsocle m

plinth

nSockel m, → Fußplatte f, → Plinthe f (spec)

plinth

[plɪnθ] nplinto
References in classic literature ?
these walls - these ivy-clad arcades - These mouldering plinths - these sad and blackened shafts - These vague entablatures - this crumbling frieze - These shattered cornices - this wreck - this ruin - These stones - alas
To be sure, I heard Anna Arkadyevna talking yesterday about plinths and damp-courses," said Veslovsky.
Somebody laughed at the little tattered figure strutting on the brickwork plinth under the great tree.
She sits down on the plinth of the column, sorting her flowers, on the lady's right.
He goes to the plinth beside the flower girl; puts up his foot on it; and stoops to turn down his trouser ends].
She is conducted by the more sympathetic demonstrators back to her plinth, where she resumes her seat and struggles with her emotion].
The warrior may well allow her to triumph on such occasions; they move not the imperishable plinth of things that touch his peace.
A SUPPORT group has given hospital staff a lift by donating new treatment plinths for heavy patients.
Tenders are invited for Making of plinths including earthing of piller with necessary material for 200/1000/2000 Prs pillers as per specification of BSNL.
Six-year-old Michael Turner, of nearby Havelock Park, fell and injured his head on one of the concrete plinths last week.
Carefully remove the plinths at the bottom of your white goods and mark up where you require your vents to be using your pencil.