stereobate

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ster·e·o·bate

 (stĕr′ē-ō-bāt′, stîr′-)
n.
1. See stylobate.
2. The foundation of a stone building, its top course sometimes being a stylobate.

[Latin stereobatēs, from Greek *stereobatēs : stereos, solid; see stereo- + -batēs, walker (from bainein, to go; see gwā- in Indo-European roots).]

stereobate

(ˈstɛrɪəʊˌbeɪt; ˈstɪər-)
n
1. (Architecture) another name for stylobate
2. (Architecture) a foundation of a building in the form of a platform of masonry
[C19: via Latin, from Greek stereobatēs from stereos solid + -batēs base, from bainein to walk]

ster•e•o•bate

(ˈstɛr i əˌbeɪt, ˈstɪər-)

n.
1. the foundation or base upon which a building is erected.
2. the solid platform forming the floor and substructure of a classical temple; podium. Compare stylobate.
[1830–40; < Latin stereobatēs < Greek stereobatḗs=stereo- stereo- + -batēs that which supports (see stylobate, basis)]