Definition of Podium

1. Noun. A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.

Exact synonyms: Ambo, Dais, Pulpit, Rostrum, Soapbox, Stump
Generic synonyms: Platform



Definition of Podium

1. n. A low wall, serving as a foundation, a substructure, or a terrace wall.

Definition of Podium

1. Noun. A platform on which to stand, as when conducting an orchestra or preaching at a pulpit. ¹

2. Noun. (proscribed) A stand used to hold notes when speaking publicly. ¹

3. Noun. (sports and other competitions) A steepled platform upon which the three competitors with the best results may stand when being handed their medals or prize. ¹

4. Noun. (sports) A result amongst the best three at a competition. ¹

5. Noun. A low wall, serving as a foundation, a substructure, or a terrace wall. ¹

6. Verb. (sports proscribed) To finish in the top three at an event or competition. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Podium

1. a small platform [n -DIUMS or -DIA]

Medical Definition of Podium

1. 1. A low wall, serving as a foundation, a substructure, or a terrace wall. It is especially employed by archaeologists in two senses: The dwarf wall surrounding the arena of an amphitheater, from the top of which the seats began. The masonry under the stylobate of a temple, sometimes a mere foundation, sometimes containing chambers. 2. The foot. Origin: L, fr. Gr, dim. Of, foot. See Pew. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Podium

podial
podiatric
podiatric medicine
podiatries
podiatrist
podiatrists
podiatry
podical
podiceps
podicipitiform seabird
podismus
podite
podites
poditic
poditis
podium (current term)
podiums
podlet
podlets
podley
podleys
podlike
podo-
podobranch
podobranchia
podobranchs
podobromidrosis
podocalyxin
podocarp
podocarps

Literary usage of Podium

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1. Supplementary Papers of the American School of Classical Studies in Rome by Archaeological Institute of America (1905)
"l 1.43 1.58 2.58 1.50 1.50 1.00 1.01 1.00 1.87 1.77 2.06 2.02 1.74 1.89 1.91 podium at Pompeii, Temple of Apollo (B, p. 33) . 12.25 X 20.00 m. ..."

2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1837)
"The spina, or raised division, which runs along the middle of the circus, is a kind of podium or basement, in appearance like a thick dwarf wall. ..."

3. Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical by Christopher Wordsworth (1844)
"The other provinces, separated from each other by mountain Vise, which diverge from this podium, are the Cunei, bounded externally by a wall of sea. ..."

4. Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical by Christopher Wordsworth (1844)
"The other provinces, separated from each other by mountain Viae, which diverge from this podium, arc the Cunei, bounded externally by a wall of sea. ..."

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