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Definition of Pedestal

Pedestal

  1. The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp, or the like; the part on which an upright work stands. It consists of three parts, the base, the die or dado, and the cornice or surbase molding. See Illust. of Column.
  2. A casting secured to the frame of a truck and forming a jaw for holding a journal box.
  3. A pillow block; a low housing.
  4. An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier.

Pedestal Quotations

If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society's heroes.
Guy Kawasaki

Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent.
Barbara Ehrenreich

You get built up and put on a pedestal and then people want to bring you down. It can be hurtful. Some people try to make me look bad or not a nice person but it's completely false.
Avril Lavigne

When you're growing up, your dad is your superhero. Once you've let yourself fall that in love with someone, once you put him on such a high pedestal and he lets you down, you never want to experience that pain again.
Jay-Z

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
William Lloyd Garrison
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Pedestal Translations

pedestal in German is Sockel
pedestal in Portuguese is suporte
pedestal in Spanish is pedestal
pedestal in Swedish is postament
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