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Hollywood people want to build you up and make you famous only to knock you off you're the pedestal they built for you.
Morgan Brittany

Meaning of "pedestal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PEDESTAL

From French piédestal, from Old Italian piedestallo, from pie foot + di of + stallo a stall.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PEDESTAL

pedestal  [ˈpɛdɪstəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PEDESTAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pedestal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PEDESTAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pedestal

Pedestal

Pedestal or plinth 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 on square pedestals, in Rome itself they were employed only to give greater importance to isolated columns, such as those of Trajan and Antoninus, or as a podium to the columns employed decoratively in the Roman triumphal arches. The architects of the Italian revival, however, conceived the idea that no order was complete without a pedestal, and as the orders were by them employed to divide up and decorate a building in several stories, the cornice of the pedestal was carried through and formed the sills of their windows, or, in open arcades, round a court, the balustrade of the arcade. They also would seem to have considered that the height of the pedestal should correspond in its proportion with that of the column or pilaster it supported; thus in the church of Saint John Lateran, where the applied order is of considerable dimensions, the pedestal is 13 feet high instead of the ordinary height of 3 to 5 feet.

Definition of pedestal in the English dictionary

The first definition of pedestal in the dictionary is a base that supports a column, statue, etc, as used in classical architecture. Other definition of pedestal is a position of eminence or supposed superiority. Pedestal is also either of a pair of sets of drawers used as supports for a writing surface.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PEDESTAL


borstal
ˈbɔːstəl
Bristol
ˈbrɪstəl
costal
ˈkɒstəl
crystal
ˈkrɪstəl
distal
ˈdɪstəl
hostel
ˈhɒstəl
intercoastal
ˌɪntəˈkəʊstəl
lead-crystal
ˈledˌkrɪstəl
listel
ˈlɪstəl
microcrystal
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈkrɪstəl
mistal
ˈmɪstəl
monocrystal
ˈmɒnəʊˈkrɪstəl
pastel
ˈpæstəl
Pentecostal
ˌpɛntɪˈkɒstəl
pistol
ˈpɪstəl
polycrystal
ˈpɒlɪˌkrɪstəl
postal
ˈpəʊstəl
quasicrystal
ˌkweɪzaɪˈkrɪstəl
vestal
ˈvɛstəl
vistal
ˈvɪstəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PEDESTAL

pederasty
pederero
pedes
pedesis
pedestal basin
pedestal desk
pedestal table
pedestalled
pedestrian
pedestrian crossing
pedestrian mall
pedestrian precinct
pedestrian traffic
pedestrian zone
pedestrianisation
pedestrianise
pedestrianism
pedestrianization
pedestrianize
pedestrianized

WORDS THAT END LIKE PEDESTAL

agrestal
bearing pedestal
bicoastal
coastal
crestal
festal
forestal
instal
intercostal
lead crystal
Liestal
liquid crystal
mixed crystal
piezoelectric crystal
quartz crystal
reinstal
rock crystal
sternocostal
subcostal
supracrustal

Synonyms and antonyms of pedestal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PEDESTAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pedestal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pedestal
base · dado · foot · foundation · mounting · pier · plinth · socle · stand · support

Translation of «pedestal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PEDESTAL

Find out the translation of pedestal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pedestal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pedestal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 基座
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pedestal
570 millions of speakers

English

pedestal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुरसी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التمثال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пьедестал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pedestal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্তম্ভমূল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

piédestal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kekaki
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sockel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

>台座
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

받침대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pedestal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đôn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பீடத்தில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पॅकेस्टल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaide
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

piedestallo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cokół
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

п´єдестал
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

piedestal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βάθρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voetstuk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

piedestal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pidestall
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pedestal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PEDESTAL»

The term «pedestal» is very widely used and occupies the 20.259 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PEDESTAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pedestal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pedestal» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pedestal

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10 QUOTES WITH «PEDESTAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pedestal.
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Bella Abzug
We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room.
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Woody Allen
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
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Alan Arkin
I did a couple of movies in Brazil, and the actors were incredibly congenial and hung out together a lot. Even the biggest stars would do radio commercials - they're not put on a pedestal like they are in the United States.
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Antony Beevor
The temptation in any approaching crisis or conflict is, because people haven't got a clue what lies ahead, they're always searching into the past for some sort of pattern ... to galvanise the nation or their supporters and put themselves on a pedestal to sound Churchillian or Rooseveltian.
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Walead Beshty
It's extremely difficult to say what one actually means by 'sculpture' other than, in a provisional sense, it's something that goes on the floor or a pedestal, and loosely applies to a certain history of the use of that term.
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Morgan Brittany
Hollywood people want to build you up and make you famous only to knock you off you're the pedestal they built for you.
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Sandra Bullock
I've always said that the experience of meeting an artist that you are in awe of and that you hope to create with one day is usually disappointing because you put them up on a pedestal, and then you're like, 'Wow, that's not a nice person.'
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Naomi Campbell
I'm not set on a pedestal where I think I'm too high and mighty.
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Madonna Ciccone
We like to put people on a pedestal, give them one character trait, and if they step outside of that shrinelike area that we blocked out for them, then we will punish them.
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Billy Ray Cyrus
I am and always will be a sinner. But that's the beautiful thing about Jesus. I'll always try to be a better person in the eyes of God. But I'm not all of a sudden stepping up on a pedestal and saying I'm holier than thou, 'cause I'm not!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PEDESTAL»

Discover the use of pedestal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pedestal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (So They Can Look Up Your ...
Even parents can help. (Really!) In Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (so they can look up your skirt), former teenage boy -- and current dad of two daughters -- Philip Van Munching helps guide you through some of life's most confusing topics ...
Philip Van Munching, 2007
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Cracks in the Pedestal: Ideology and Gender in Hollywood
The ways in which the American film and television industry - the multifaceted, male-dominated institution known as Hollywood - has responded to the feminist cultural revolution of the past 25 years are analysed in this book.
Philip Green, 1998
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Off the Pedestal: New Women in the Art of Homer, Chase, and ...
This volume explores the radical change that took place in the representation of women after the Civil War.
Holly Pyne Connor, Newark Museum, Frick Art & Historical Center, 2006
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Between Pit and Pedestal: Women in the Middle Ages
"Crusader and concubine, laundress and troubadour, mystic and midwife and miniaturist, beguine and bondwoman and the bersatrix rocking the cradle of kings- all find their rightful place in this bountiful compendium.
Marty Williams, Anne Echols, 1994
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Sculpture Off the Pedestal: Monuments and Their Makers
The book is intended not only for the art student or art lover, but also for the untutored and those who think of art as a remote subject. Most art histories focus on painting.
Joan B. Altabe, 2010
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Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal - America's Racial ...
Argues that activists, politicians and the press have fostered an erroneous perception of blacks and explains how Americans can discern deeper truths of these matters and thus develop healthier perceptions.
Erik Rush, 2010
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Down from the pedestal: moving beyond idealized images of ...
A fascinating new look at adult female development explores our culture's idealized images of women, showing how these help determine how women lead their lives and offering alternate themes for life's stages that help break down these ...
Maxine Harris, 1994
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Dragon on a Pedestal
The Gap Dragon had escaped and was ravaging across the land, the forget-spell was causing mass amnesia, three-year old Ivy was headed right for a hungry dragon. Could things get any worse? Probably.... From the Paperback edition.
Piers Anthony, 2002
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Girl on a Diamond Pedestal (Mills & Boon Modern)
Never been kissed.
Maisey Yates, 2012
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Entitled to the Pedestal: Place, Race, and Progress in White ...
At the core of this work is a sophisticated reexamination of the myth of southern white womanhood. Lewis overturns the conventional argument that white women were passive and pedestal-bound.
Nghana tamu Lewis, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PEDESTAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pedestal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Senate GOP Leaders Want To Put Ted Cruz In A Time Out
The leaders wagged their fingers at the younger senator, accusing him of using his pedestal in the upper chamber to "pursue personal ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
McMaster aims to grow number of indigenous grad students in …
“You know when you see something on a pedestal and you can't attain it?” he asked. “[Those involved in the program] showed us there's a ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
3
NRL need to take this opportunity to draw a line in the sand
Whether we like it or not, sportspeople are role models and their standards are placed on a pedestal. We may not like it, but that is reality. «The Roar, Jul 15»
4
Rachael Filkins Turner: Get out there and some mistakes
Children possess a natural gift. The ability to love, no questions asked. You will find the kids in your life will hold you up on a pedestal for ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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The Rapids Owl soon will perch again
LOCKPORT – For nearly 60 years, a giant figure of an owl perched on a concrete pedestal at Rapids and Plank roads in the hamlet of Rapids. «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
6
When Salinger Bonded With Hemingway
He did not want to occupy the pedestal on which Hemingway once stood nor benefit from his death. When he learned of Hemingway's suicide, ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
7
A Century Ago Next Month: August 1915
The pedestal upon which mass was said was covered with flowers, making a very beautiful appearance. Father Cosgrove, who had the honor ... «MyWebTimes.com, Jul 15»
8
Heart Matters by Angie Land
Clearly, all of these highly successful people were intelligent, and had great talents and abilities that allowed them to climb to the pedestal they ... «Suwannee Democrat, Jul 15»
9
Why NHIS bought N990m property, by ex-chief
According to the statement, the former executive secretary took the “NHIS to an enviable pedestal during the one and half years that he held the ... «The Nation Newspaper, Jul 15»
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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: A more political version of a …
Troy Williams, president of Equality Utah (Utah's largest gay and lesbian advocacy group) would stand on a huge pedestal on a float over a ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pedestal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pedestal>. Jul 2020 ».
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