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ped·es·tal

 (pĕd′ĭ-stəl)
n.
1. An architectural support or base, as for a column or statue.
2. A support or foundation.
3. A position of high regard or adoration.
tr.v. ped·es·taled, ped·es·tal·ing, ped·es·tals or ped·es·talled or ped·es·tal·ling
To place on or provide with a pedestal.

[Obsolete French, from Italian piedistallo : piè, foot (from Latin pēs; see pedi-) + di, of (from Latin ; see de-) + stallo, stall (of Germanic origin; see stel- in Indo-European roots).]

pedestal

(ˈpɛdɪstəl)
n
1. (Architecture) a base that supports a column, statue, etc, as used in classical architecture
2. a position of eminence or supposed superiority (esp in the phrases place, put, or set on a pedestal)
3. (Furniture)
a. either of a pair of sets of drawers used as supports for a writing surface
b. (as modifier): a pedestal desk.
[C16: from French piédestal, from Old Italian piedestallo, from pie foot + di of + stallo a stall]

ped•es•tal

(ˈpɛd ə stl)

n., v. -taled, -tal•ing (esp. Brit.) -talled, -tal•ling. n.
1. an architectural support for a column, statue, vase, or the like.
2. a supporting structure or piece; base.
3. a columnar support, often flaring outward at the bottom, for a tabletop or chair seat.
v.t.
4. to put on or supply with a pedestal.
Idioms:
set or put on a pedestal, to glorify; idealize.
[1555–65; < Middle French piedestal < Italian piedestallo, variant of piedistallo literally, foot of stall. See pedi-, stall1]

pedestal

- Comes from Old Italian piedestallo, a conflation of pie de stallo, "foot of a stall."
See also related terms for stall.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedestal - a support or foundationpedestal - a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
brass monkey - a metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships
staddle - a base or platform on which hay or corn is stacked
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
trivet - a stand with short feet used under a hot dish on a table
trivet - a three-legged metal stand for supporting a cooking vessel in a hearth
2.pedestal - a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority); "they put him on a pedestal"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
3.pedestal - an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)pedestal - 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"

pedestal

noun support, stand, base, foot, mounting, foundation, pier, plinth, dado (Architecture), socle a bronze statue on a granite pedestal
put someone on a pedestal worship, dignify, glorify, exalt, idealize, ennoble, deify, apotheosize Since childhood, I put my parents on a pedestal.
Translations
قَدَم الإنسان، قاعِدَة العَمود
podstavec
piedestal
talapzat
fótstallur
pjedestalas
pjedestāls

pedestal

[ˈpedɪstl]
A. Npedestal m, basa f
to put sb on a pedestalponer a algn sobre un pedestal
to knock sb off his pedestalbajar los humos or el copete a algn
B. CPD pedestal basin Nlavabo m or lavamanos m inv con pie central
pedestal desk Nescritorio m con cajones a ambos lados
pedestal lamp Nlámpara f de pie

pedestal

[ˈpɛdɪstəl] npiédestal m
to put sb on a pedestal → mettre qn sur un piédestal

pedestal

nSockel m; to put or set somebody (up) on a pedestal (fig)jdn in den Himmel heben; to knock somebody off his pedestal (fig)jdn von seinem Sockel stoßen

pedestal

[ˈpɛdɪstl] npiedistallo
to put sb on a pedestal (fig) → mettere qn su un piedistallo

pedestal

(ˈpedistl) noun
the foot or base of a column, statue etc. The statue fell off its pedestal.