pedestal

  • 1 pedestal — sustantivo masculino 1. Base o soporte sobre el que se asienta una estatua o columna: La estatua está sobre un pedestal. Sobre un pedestal de mármol han colocado la Venus griega. Sinónimo: peana. 2. Situación o circunstancia que se aprovecha para …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 2 Pedestal — (from French piedestal , Italian piedistallo , foot of a stall) is a term generally applied to the support of a statue or a vase. Although in Syria, Asia Minor and Tunisia the Romans occasionally raised the columns of their temples or propylaea… …

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  • 3 Pedestal — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Estatua sobre un pedestal En arquitectura, se denomina pedestal al soporte prismático destinado a sostener otro soporte mayor, conformando la parte inferior de una columna. Generalmente, se c …

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  • 4 pedestal — pedestal, poner en un pedestal expr. ensalzar, admirar. ❙ «Alabar: poner en un pedestal.» DTE. ❙ «Poner o tener a alguien en un pedestal: Considerarlo excelente...» LA. ❙ «...así como la que continúes teniéndola en un pedestal.» Ricardo Cano… …

    Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • 5 Pedestal — Ped es*tal, n. [Sp. pedestal; cf. F. pi[ e]destal, It. piedestallo; fr. L. es, pedis, foot + OHG. stal standing place, station, place, akin to E. stall. See {Foot}, and {Stall}, and {Footstall}.] 1. (Arch.) The base or foot of a column, statue,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 pedestal — (Del fr. piédestal). 1. m. Cuerpo sólido, de forma cilíndrica o de paralelepípedo rectangular, que sostiene una columna, estatua, etc. 2. Pie o peana, especialmente la de cruces y cosas semejantes. 3. Fundamento en que se asegura o afirma algo, o …

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  • 7 pedestal — [ped′əs təl] n. [Fr piédestal < It piedestallo < piè (< L pes), FOOT + di, of + stal (< Gmc * stal,STALL1), a rest, place] 1. the foot or bottom support of a column or pillar 2. a similar base on a lamp, statue, etc. 3. a columnlik …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 pedestal — 1560s, base supporting a column, statue, etc., from M.Fr. piédestal (1540s), from It. piedistallo base of a pillar, from pie foot + di of + stallo stall, place, seat, from a Germanic source (see STALL (Cf. stall) (n.1). Spelling in English influe …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 pedestal — index cornerstone Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 pedestal — s. m. 1.  [Arquitetura] Corpo sólido de forma ordinariamente quadrada, com base e cornija, que sustenta uma coluna, estátua, etc. 2.  [Figurado] Fundamento …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 11 pedestal — [n] support for something base, bed, bottom, foot, foundation, mounting, platform, plinth, podium, stand, substructure, support; concept 442 …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 pedestal — ► NOUN 1) the base or support on which a statue, obelisk, or column is mounted. 2) each of the two supports of a kneehole desk or table. 3) the supporting column of a washbasin or toilet pan. ORIGIN Italian piedestallo, from piè foot + di of +… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Pedestal — (Del fr. piedestal < ital. piedistallo .) ► sustantivo masculino 1 ARQUITECTURA Pieza sobre la que se apoya una columna, una estatua u otros objetos: ■ el busto del monarca descansa sobre un pedestal de alabastro. SINÓNIMO peana 2… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 14 pedestal — /ped euh stl/, n., v., pedestaled, pedestaling or (esp. Brit.) pedestalled, pedestalling. n. 1. an architectural support for a column, statue, vase, or the like. See diag. under column. 2. a supporting structure or piece; base. 3. Furniture. a. a …

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  • 15 pedestal — ped|es|tal [ˈpedıstəl] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: piédestal, from Old Italian piedestallo, from pie di stallo foot of the stall ] 1.) the base on which a ↑pillar or ↑statue stands ▪ a Grecian bust on a pedestal 2.) a solid vertical… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 pedestal — [[t]pe̱dɪst(ə)l[/t]] pedestals 1) N COUNT A pedestal is the base on which something such as a statue stands. ...a larger than life sized bronze statue on a granite pedestal. 2) N COUNT If you put someone on a pedestal, you admire them very much… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 pedestal — {{#}}{{LM P29563}}{{〓}} {{SynP30273}} {{[}}pedestal{{]}} ‹pe·des·tal› {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} {{<}}1{{>}} Cuerpo sólido, que sirve para sostener algo, especialmente una estatua o una columna. {{<}}2{{>}} {{\}}LOCUCIONES:{{/}} ► {{{}}en un pedestal{{}}}… …

    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • 18 pedestal — noun (C) 1 the base on which a pillar or statue stands: a Grecian bust on a pedestal 2 pedestal basin/table especially BrE a basin or table that is supported by a single column 3 put/place sb on a pedestal to admire someone so much that you treat …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 pedestal — UK [ˈpedɪst(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms pedestal : singular pedestal plural pedestals a base on which something such as a statue stands • knock someone off their pedestal put someone on a pedestal …

    English dictionary

  • 20 pedestal — /ˈpɛdəstl / (say peduhstl) noun 1. an architectural support for a column, statue, vase, or the like. 2. a supporting structure or piece; a base. 3. one of two supports of a knee hole desk, consisting of a box like frame containing drawers. 4. a… …

    Australian English dictionary