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Meaning of PODIUM

Pronunciation:  'powdeeum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it

PODIUM is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: ambo, dais, pulpit, rostrum, soapbox, stump
 See Also: platform



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Po"di*um\, n.; pl. {Podia}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, dim. of ?,
?, foot. See {Pew}.]
1. (Arch.) A low wall, serving as a foundation, a
   substructure, or a terrace wall. It is especially employed
   by arch[ae]ologists in two senses:
   (a) The dwarf wall surrounding the arena of an
       amphitheater, from the top of which the seats began.
   (b) The masonry under the stylobate of a temple, sometimes
       a mere foundation, sometimes containing chambers. See
       Illust. of {Column}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The foot.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: balcony, catafalque, dais, emplacement, estrade, floor, gallery, heliport, hustings, landing, landing pad, landing stage, launching pad, platform, pulpit, rostrum, soapbox, stage, step terrace, stump, terrace, tribunal, tribune