pedestal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “pedestal” in the English Dictionary

"pedestal" in British English

See all translations

pedestalnoun [C]

uk   /ˈped.ə.stəl/ us   /ˈped.ə.stəl/
a long, thin column that supports a statue, or a tall structure like a column on which something rests: In the riot, the statues were toppled from their pedestals. A flower arrangement in a large basket stood on a pedestal in the corner of the room.
(Definition of pedestal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pedestal" in American English

See all translations

pedestalnoun [C]

us   /ˈped·ə·stəl/
a base for a statue, or a base for a column: Museum staff plan to replace the cracked pedestal under the statue.
(Definition of pedestal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pedestal”
in Spanish pedestal…
in Vietnamese bệ…
in Malaysian kekaki…
in Thai แท่น…
in French piédestal…
in German der Sockel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基座,底座…
in Turkish taban, kaide, altlık…
in Russian пьедестал…
in Indonesian landasan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基座,底座…
in Polish cokół, piedestał…
What is the pronunciation of pedestal?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
by ,
May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

Read More 

Word of the Day

biodegrade

to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More