PEDESTAL DEFINITION & SYNONYMS

• Pedestal

  1. (n.) The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp, or the like; the part on which an upright work stands. It consists of three parts, the base, the die or dado, and the cornice or surbase molding. See Illust. of Column.
  2. (n.) A pillow block; a low housing.
  3. (n.) A casting secured to the frame of a truck and forming a jaw for holding a journal box.
  4. (n.) An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier.


Synonyms:
Base, Footstall, Plinth, Stand,

• Pedestaled

  1. (a.) Placed on, or supported by, a pedestal; figuratively, exalted.