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Meaning of PLINTH

Pronunciation:  plinth

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)

PLINTH is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: footstall, pedestal
 See Also: column, dado, pillar, socle, support



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Plinth\, n. [L. plinthus, Gr. ? a brick or tile, a
plinth, perh. akin to E. flint: cf. F. plinthe.] (Arch.)
In classical architecture, a vertically faced member
immediately below the circular base of a column; also, the
lowest member of a pedestal; hence, in general, the lowest
member of a base; a sub-base; a block upon which the moldings
of an architrave or trim are stopped at the bottom. See
Illust. of {Column}.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: baluster, balustrade, banister, base, caryatid, colonnade, column, dado, die, footstalk, jack, newel-post, pedestal, pedicel, peduncle, pier, pilaster, pile, piling, pillar, pole, post, queen-post, shaft, socle, staff, stalk, stanchion, stand, standard, stem, subbase, surbase, trunk, upright