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    pedestal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pedestal

    (noun) a support or foundation
    Synonyms : base , stand
    Example Sentence
    • the base of the lamp
    (noun) a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)
    Example Sentence
    • they put him on a pedestal
    (noun) an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)
    Synonyms : footstall , plinth
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pedestal

ped(foot) + stall . So a place to place the foot. hence a support or base.

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