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Noun: pedestal  pe-dis-t(u)l
  1. A support or foundation
    "the pedestal of the lamp";
    - base, stand
  2. A position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)
    "they put him on a pedestal"
  3. An architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)
    - plinth, footstall

Derived forms: pedestals

Type of: position, status, support

Part of: column, pillar

Encyclopedia: Pedestal