Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pedestal

3 senses of pedestal

Sense 1
base, pedestal, stand -- (a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp")
       => support -- (any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf")

Sense 2
pedestal -- (a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority); "they put him on a pedestal")
       => status, position -- (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life")

Sense 3
pedestal, plinth, footstall -- (an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue))
       => support -- (supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support")

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