pedestal


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pedestal

a base that supports a column, statue, etc., as used in classical architecture

Pedestal

A support for a column, urn, or statue, consisting of a base and a cap or cornice.

Pedestal

 

a base for an upright structure, such as a sculpture (statue, group, bust), vase, column, or obelisk. Pedestals vary in shape. Some are geometric in design, usually employing elements of the architectural orders and often decorated with relief. Others are irregular in shape, with some in the form of a natural unfinished stone.

What does it mean when you dream about a pedestal?

Something on a pedestal is something to be admired, even worshiped. A dream about being on a pedestal can represent either a feeling that someone else admires us or a desire to be admired. We also sometimes talk about “knocking someone off their pedestal.”

pedestal

[′ped·əst·əl]
(civil engineering)
The support for a column.
A metal support carrying one end of a bridge truss or girder and transmitting any load to the top of a pier or abutment.
(electronics)
(engineering)
A supporting part or the base of an upright structure, such as a radar antenna.
(geology)
A relatively slender column of rock supporting a wider rock mass and formed by undercutting as a result of wind abrasion or differential weathering. Also known as rock pedestal.

pedestal

pedestal
1. A support for a column, statue, urn, etc., consisting in classical architecture of a base, dado, or die and a cornice, surbase, or cap; in modern design often a plain unornamented block.
2. An upright compression member the height of which does not exceed three times its least lateral dimension.
References in classic literature ?
On the cloth being removed Don Antonio, taking Don Quixote by the hand, passed with him into a distant room in which there was nothing in the way of furniture except a table, apparently of jasper, resting on a pedestal of the same, upon which was set up, after the fashion of the busts of the Roman emperors, a head which seemed to be of bronze.
In the midst of the glade, on a pedestal of rocks roughly piled up, stood a cross of coral that extended its long arms that one might have thought were made of petrified blood.
The pedestal, it appeared to me, was of bronze, and was thick with verdigris.
Nay, madame; I would place each of these heroes on his right pedestal -- that of Robespierre on his scaffold in the Place Louis Quinze; that of Napoleon on the column of the Place Vendome.
Finally he arrived, sitting bold upright on a branch which could be screwed into a mahogany pedestal, with his foot in the air, his head on one side, and in his beak a nut which the naturalist, from love of the sumptuous, had gilded.
And, truly, that would be a noble pedestal for a man's statue
Some little display in architecture had been made in constructing these frames and casings, which were surmounted with pediments, that bore each a little pedestal in its centre; on these pedestals were small busts in blacked plaster-of-Paris.
They have consequently broken down pedestal and statue: but the tomb of the venerable canon, with which we have to do, is not distinguished by any monument.
One of his legs was drawn up, the other extended fully, his foot very near the pedestal of the silver statuette holding the feeble and tenacious gleam which made the shadows so heavy in that hall.
Falling - her veriest stepping-stone Shall form the pedestal of a throne - And who her sovereign?
I only know that in the afternoon, when the air was aglow with the sunset, I was standing before the church of Saints John and Paul and looking up at the small square-jawed face of Bartolommeo Colleoni, the terrible condottiere who sits so sturdily astride of his huge bronze horse, on the high pedestal on which Venetian gratitude maintains him.
On the summit, hard and clear like an equestrian statue upon its pedestal, was a mounted soldier, dark and stern, his rifle poised ready over his forearm.