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I think if I just do what I do every day, on the extraordinary Olympic stage, I could be a podium contender.
Gracie Gold

Meaning of "podium" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PODIUM

From Latin: platform, balcony, from Greek podion little foot, from pous foot.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PODIUM

podium  [ˈpəʊdɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PODIUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Podium is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb podium in English.

WHAT DOES PODIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

podium

Podium

A podium is a platform that is used to raise something to a short distance above its surroundings. It derives from the Greek πόδι. In architecture a building can rest on a large podium. Podia can also be used to raise people, for instance the conductor of an orchestra stands on a podium as do many public speakers. Podium has also come to mean the object a speaker stands behind and sets papers or books upon even when it is at floor level, though the traditional term for that item is lectern. In sports, a type of podium is used to honor the top three competitors in events such as the Olympics. In the Olympics a three level podium is used, the highest level in the centre holds the gold medalist, to their right is a somewhat lower one for the silver medalist. To the left of the gold medalist is an even lower platform for the bronze medalist. In many sports, results in the top three of a competition are often referred to as podiums, or podium finishes. In some individual sports, "podiums" is an official statistic, referring to the number of top three results an athlete has achieved over the course of a season or career.

Definition of podium in the English dictionary

The first definition of podium in the dictionary is a small raised platform used by lecturers, orchestra conductors, etc; dais. Other definition of podium is a plinth that supports a colonnade or wall. Podium is also a low wall surrounding the arena of an ancient amphitheatre.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PODIUM

PRESENT

Present
I podium
you podium
he/she/it podiums
we podium
you podium
they podium
Present continuous
I am podiuming
you are podiuming
he/she/it is podiuming
we are podiuming
you are podiuming
they are podiuming
Present perfect
I have podiumed
you have podiumed
he/she/it has podiumed
we have podiumed
you have podiumed
they have podiumed
Present perfect continuous
I have been podiuming
you have been podiuming
he/she/it has been podiuming
we have been podiuming
you have been podiuming
they have been podiuming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I podiumed
you podiumed
he/she/it podiumed
we podiumed
you podiumed
they podiumed
Past continuous
I was podiuming
you were podiuming
he/she/it was podiuming
we were podiuming
you were podiuming
they were podiuming
Past perfect
I had podiumed
you had podiumed
he/she/it had podiumed
we had podiumed
you had podiumed
they had podiumed
Past perfect continuous
I had been podiuming
you had been podiuming
he/she/it had been podiuming
we had been podiuming
you had been podiuming
they had been podiuming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will podium
you will podium
he/she/it will podium
we will podium
you will podium
they will podium
Future continuous
I will be podiuming
you will be podiuming
he/she/it will be podiuming
we will be podiuming
you will be podiuming
they will be podiuming
Future perfect
I will have podiumed
you will have podiumed
he/she/it will have podiumed
we will have podiumed
you will have podiumed
they will have podiumed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been podiuming
you will have been podiuming
he/she/it will have been podiuming
we will have been podiuming
you will have been podiuming
they will have been podiuming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would podium
you would podium
he/she/it would podium
we would podium
you would podium
they would podium
Conditional continuous
I would be podiuming
you would be podiuming
he/she/it would be podiuming
we would be podiuming
you would be podiuming
they would be podiuming
Conditional perfect
I would have podium
you would have podium
he/she/it would have podium
we would have podium
you would have podium
they would have podium
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been podiuming
you would have been podiuming
he/she/it would have been podiuming
we would have been podiuming
you would have been podiuming
they would have been podiuming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you podium
we let´s podium
you podium
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to podium
Past participle
podiumed
Present Participle
podiuming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PODIUM


allodium
əˈləʊdɪəm
collodium
kəˈləʊdɪəm
desmodium
dɛzˈməʊdɪəm
disodium
daɪˈsəʊdɪəm
erodium
ɪˈrəʊdɪəm
leontopodium
lɪˌɒntəˈpəʊdɪəm
lycopodium
ˌlaɪkəˈpəʊdɪəm
monopodium
ˌmɒnəˈpəʊdɪəm
monosodium
ˌmɒnəʊˈsəʊdɪəm
odeum
ˈəʊdɪəm
odium
ˈəʊdɪəm
parapodium
ˌpærəˈpəʊdɪəm
plasmodium
plæzˈməʊdɪəm
pseudopodium
ˌsjuːdəʊˈpəʊdɪəm
rhodium
ˈrəʊdɪəm
sodium
ˈsəʊdɪəm
spodium
ˈspəʊdɪəm
stylopodium
ˌstaɪləˈpəʊdɪəm
sympodium
sɪmˈpəʊdɪəm
trisodium
traɪˈsəʊdɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PODIUM

podgy
podia
podial
podiatric
podiatrist
podiatry
podite
poditic
podley
podlike
podocarp
podoconiosis
podologist
podology
Podolsk
podomere
podophthalmous
podophylin

WORDS THAT END LIKE PODIUM

alodium
clostridium
compendium
cryptosporidium
culture medium
diacodium
diphenylhydantoin sodium
indium
intermedium
iridium
medium
palladium
pentobarbital sodium
Pentothal sodium
phyllodium
radium
stadium
staminodium
thiopental sodium
vanadium

Synonyms and antonyms of podium in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PODIUM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «podium» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of podium

Translation of «podium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PODIUM

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

Translator English - Chinese

讲台
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

podio
570 millions of speakers

English

podium
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मंच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المنصة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подиум
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pódio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মঁচ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

podium
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Podium
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Podium
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

演壇
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연단
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Podium
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bục
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேடையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोडियम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

podyum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

podio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

podium
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

подіум
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

podium
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βάθρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

podium
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

podium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

podium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of podium

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PODIUM»

The term «podium» is very widely used and occupies the 14.914 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PODIUM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «podium» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «podium» 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 podium

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10 QUOTES WITH «PODIUM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word podium.
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Jeremy Abbott
The goal for me is the Olympics. It's Sochi and doing my best there. And, you know, my best has the potential to be on the podium.
2
Elizabeth Berkley
I'm no expert standing at a podium giving speeches. I share heartbeats. Compassion.
3
Elizabeth Berkley
Ask Elizabeth is a community of voices, it's not me standing on a podium telling people how to run their lives, it's girls helping each other sharing their wisdom and advice and I create a space for them to do it.
4
Brittany Bowe
I never think about records. I focus on my race and try to get onto the podium consistently. It's hard enough to do that.
5
Kim Collins
If the IAAF feel that is the right way to go for TV rights and everything, the rule will stay. As much as I want to be on the podium, tonight is a sad night for athletics.
6
Ari Fleischer
Because what I say from that podium has got to be accurate, and I'm the only one who's going to be held liable if it's not accurate.
7
Mitch Gaylord
The greatest memory for me of the 1984 Olympics was not the individual honors, but standing on the podium with my teammates to receive our team gold medal.
8
Gracie Gold
I think if I just do what I do every day, on the extraordinary Olympic stage, I could be a podium contender.
9
Romain Grosjean
It's always fantastic to be on the podium, and, of course, the top step is always our target.
10
Romain Grosjean
You never want to concede a place, but when you're leading the race or fighting for a podium position, you can find ways to make your car very wide!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PODIUM»

Discover the use of podium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to podium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Podium, the Pulpit, and the Republicans: How ...
In this book, the presidential debates of 2000, 2004, and 2008 are analyzed in terms of linguistics, rhetoric, and religious context to offer a unique perspective on the styles, beliefs, and strategies of the two major parties and their ...
Frederick Stecker, 2011
2
Podium Humor Ri
Explains the principles and techniques of effective use of humor in speeches and provides a cross-indexed collection of over six hundred stories, anecdotes, gags, and jokes for every occasion
James C. Humes, 1994
3
Playground to Podium: A Parent's Guide: Building Confidence ...
Parents often ask, What can I do to help my child have confidence in the realm of public speaking? Author Ted McIlvain approaches the podium and delivers an informative look into the world of public speaking in Playground to Podium.
Ted McIlvain, 2007
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Classic Podium Humor
Contains a collection of humorous stories plus examines the use of humor in speeches, and includes tips, pitfalls and strategies.
James C. Humes, 2002
5
One Hand on the Podium: A Trilogy
FBI AGENTS TOM MERRITT AND STEVE FRANKANO aren t accomplices to murder, but they re beginning to feel that way.
John E. Harper, 2012
6
Speaking Professionally: Influence, Power, and ...
Updated with new and current examples throughout, this concise guide is a rich resource for anyone who wants to become more effective in speaking settings, It covers all the basics, and identifies essential principles that will help readers ...
Alan Jay Zaremba, 2011
7
Indian podium for the next generation: new approach
Contributed articles with reference to India.
Sekhar Basu Roy, 2004
8
Podium: What Shapes a Sporting Champion?
Podium is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the big names at the peak of their respective sports, and essential for coaches or parents of the next budding star.
Ben Oakley, 2014
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Architectural Graphic Standards
The project has one elevator that serves only the underground garage and podium levels, an arrangement that falls within the definition of a nonelevator building. Therefore, the ground-floor units, or the units on the first floor containing  ...
Andy Pressman, American Institute of Architects, 2007
10
Sphecid Wasps of the World: A Generic Revision
Checklist of Penepodium albovillosum (Cameron), 1888 (Podium); Panama, Brazil (G), lectotype d, Bugaba, Panama (Mus. London), present designation by Menke. braziliense (Schrottky), 1903 {Sceliphron); Brazil (?L) *complanatum (F.
Richard Mitchell Bohart, Arnold S. Menke, 1976

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PODIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term podium is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dan Bailey just shy of podium at CrossFit Games
After four days, 13 events and a near storybook comeback, San Diegan Dan Bailey once again fell shy of a podium finish at the CrossFit Games ... «The San Diego Union-Tribune, Jul 15»
2
MotoGP News: Suzuka 8 Hours: 'Amazing' podium return for Aegerter
Already a podium finisher in his Suzuka 8 Hours debut, Moto2 star ... “It's amazing to be back here on the podium, after last year with Team ... «crash.net, Jul 15»
3
Ferrari Challenge Europe Championship: Gautam Hari Singhania …
Gautam Hari Singhania, chairman and managing director, Raymond Limited, secured yet another podium finish at the prestigious Ferrari ... «NDTVSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Neymar; I'd love to be on Ballon d'Or podium with Messi and Ronaldo
Neymar has spoken of his hopes of being on the Ballon d'Or podium with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In an interview with Globo TV at ... «Sport English, Jul 15»
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America's Cup World Series - Podium finish for Oracle Team USA
America's Cup World Series - Podium finish for Oracle Team USA ... opened its 35th America's Cup campaign with a podium finish - third place ... «Sail World, Jul 15»
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Tai Woffinden: I don't care about the podium as long as I keep …
TAI WOFFINDEN reckons he is not bothered about the podium - as long as he keeps piling up the points. By Peter Oakes / Published 27th July ... «Daily Star, Jul 15»
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Kimi Raikkonen rues missed podium as car failure costs him second …
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen has admitted that it is painful for him to miss out on a podium, after his car failed in the latter stages of the ... «Sports Mole, Jul 15»
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Kvyat claims maiden F1 podium thanks to late...
Daniil Kvyat kept his head whilst all about him were losing theirs to finish second in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and record his first ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
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First podium for Kvyat in Red Bull 2-3 at Hungaroring
Christian Horner: "Today was a great result for the team, with Dany's P2 finish – his first Formula One podium, and Daniel right there in P3.". «Motorsport.com, Jul 15»
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Ricciardo recovers from late run-in with Rosberg to...
Daniel Ricciardo bounced back from a late run-in with Nico Rosberg to claim his first podium finish of the 2015 Formula 1 season in the ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Podium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/podium>. Jan 2023 ».
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