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1. pedestal

noun. ['ˈpɛdəstəl'] a support or foundation.

Synonyms

  • brass monkey
  • stand
  • support
  • trivet
  • staddle

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • boycott
  • disapproval
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • piédestal (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Pedestal

  • accidental
  • acquittal
  • anecdotal
  • anecdotal
  • antal
  • antle
  • apostol
  • aristotle
  • artiodactyl
  • austell
  • austill
  • avital
  • bachtel
  • bachtell
  • bantle
  • bartel
  • bartl
  • bartle
  • bartol
  • battle

Sentences with pedestal


1. Adjective
Loosen the lock nut on the top of the pedestal leg with an adjustable wrench.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Reach behind the bottom of the pedestal and feel for bolts coming up through the bottom.

Quotes about pedestal


1. I don't want to be put on a pedestal. I just want to be reasonably successful and live a normal life with all the conveniences to make it so.
- Althea Gibson

2. You know it's never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It's always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.
- Jodi Picoult, Mercy

3. The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.
- Criss Jami, Killosophy

2. pedestal

noun. ['ˈpɛdəstəl'] an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue).

Synonyms

  • support
  • socle
  • column
  • dado
  • pillar
  • footstall

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • disapprove
  • disagree
  • take

Etymology

  • piédestal (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. pedestal

noun. ['ˈpɛdəstəl'] a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority).

Synonyms

  • position

Antonyms

  • outfield
  • noble

Etymology

  • piédestal (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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