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po·di·um

 (pō′dē-əm)
n. pl. po·di·ums or po·di·a (-dē-ə)
1. An elevated platform, as for an orchestra conductor or public speaker.
2. A stand for holding the notes of a public speaker; a lectern.
3. Architecture
a. A low wall serving as a foundation.
b. A wall circling the arena of an ancient amphitheater.
4. Biology A structure resembling or functioning as a foot.
intr.v. po·di·umed, po·di·um·ing, po·di·ums Sports
To complete a competition, especially a race, as one of the top three contestants, usually being honored while standing on a podium.

[Latin, from Greek podion, base, diminutive of pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]
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podium

(ˈpəʊdɪəm)
n, pl -diums or -dia (-dɪə)
1. a small raised platform used by lecturers, orchestra conductors, etc; dais
2. (Architecture) a plinth that supports a colonnade or wall
3. (Architecture) a low wall surrounding the arena of an ancient amphitheatre
4. (Zoology) zoology
a. the terminal part of a vertebrate limb
b. any footlike organ, such as the tube foot of a starfish
vb
(General Sporting Terms) (intr) informal to finish in one of the first three places in a sporting competition
[C18: from Latin: platform, balcony, from Greek podion little foot, from pous foot]
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po•di•um

(ˈpoʊ di əm)

n., pl. -di•ums, -di•a (-di ə)
1. a small platform for an orchestra conductor, speaker, etc.
3.
a. a low wall or platform forming a base for a structure, as the masonry supporting the colonnade of a classical temple.
b. a raised platform surrounding the arena of a Roman amphitheater.
4. Anat. a foot.
[1605–15; < Latin: elevated place, balcony < Greek pódion little foot]

-podium

a combining form meaning “footlike appendage,” “support,” “stem”: pseudopodium.
[< New Latin; see podium]
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lectern, podium, dais, rostrum - A lectern is the stand on which the speaker's notes are placed, the podium is the platform on which the speaker and lectern stand, a dais is a platform for several people, and a rostrum is a platform for one or more.
See also related terms for platform.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.podium - a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on itpodium - a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
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podium

noun platform, stand, stage, rostrum, dais A bomb was discovered under the speaker's podium at the conference.
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Translations
مِنَصَّه
stupínek
forhøjningpodium
ræîu-/hljómsveitarpallur
podijs
stupienok

podium

[ˈpəʊdɪəm] N (podiums, podia (pl)) [ˈpəʊdɪə]podio m
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podium

[ˈpəʊdiəm] npodium m
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podium

nPodest nt
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podium

[ˈpəʊdɪəm] npodio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

podium

(ˈpəudiəm) noun
a platform on which a lecturer, musical conductor etc stands.
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