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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.